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Opinion, analysis and debate

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  • Older person and nurse

    Is dementia nursing undervalued?Subscription

    8 October, 2012 By Beth Britton

    When someone with dementia is sat in a hospital bed needing feeding and changing, crying out or being aggressive, many adults recoil at seeing their contemporary in this situation and pity the nurse charged with caring for them. Put a toddler in that bed, needing similar care but not as a result of having dementia, and the nurse is seen as someone who is there to nurture and protect.

  • Older person in bed

    #WeNurses - What is dignity?Subscription

    8 October, 2012

    Did you miss the latest #WeNurses chat which discussed dignity? Let us sum it up for you…

  • Speech bubbles

    #LDnursechat - Life on budgetSubscription

    6 October, 2012

    #LDnursechat discussed life on budget - specifically personal budgets and personal health budgets, and how these will affect service delivery.

  • Loo roll

    "Many children avoid school toilets because they are dirty"Subscription

    5 October, 2012

    New figures have shown that bedwetting costs families an extra £716 per year. For a lot of families, an extra £700 could buy a holiday or two months’ worth of food shopping.

  • Student placement

    #NurChat - A positive placementSubscription

    5 October, 2012

    Did you miss the latest #NurChat discussing placements? Let us sum it up for you…

  • Talking

    Orchestrating the Olympic finaleSubscription

    5 October, 2012

    Contact, communication and feedback are vital to dancers - and managers.

  • Nurse uniform

    'Palliative care is deeply rewarding'Subscription

    4 October, 2012 By Eleanor Griggs

    Macmillan palliative care specialist Alison Foster has made a career out of helping others when they are at their most vulnerable.

  • Fob watch

    'I would like to see equal recognition of the contribution of nurses'Subscription

    3 October, 2012

    We talk to Jackie Stephen-Haynes, professor in tissue viability at Birmingham City University, and consultant nurse at Worcestershire Health and Care Trust, who has been a nurse for 31 years.

  • Older person in hospital bed

    "Humanity, respect and dignity are the foundations of practice"Subscription

    28 September, 2012

    Focusing care on what is important to individuals as human beings enables us to understand and more fully appreciate a person’s personal experience of ill health, enabling us to have a better understanding of how to support them.

  • mental health

    #WeNurses - There's no health without mental healthSubscription

    28 September, 2012

    Did you miss the latest #WeNurses chat which discussed mental health? Let us sum it up for you…