Issue : 29 January 2014
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Student nurse, Emma Corbett, recalls her first experience giving last offices, having never experienced working with a dead body before
Elaine’s research into stigma opened her eyes to the reality many service users’ face
Raising concerns: ‘A supportive environment is essential to encourage students to speak out’Subscription
The failure to fully grasp the importance of raising concerns is surely at the heart of why things continue to go wrong, says Claire Docherty
Collaborative partnerships between universities and practice areas are essential to develop student support services for raising concerns, says Diane Gow
More hospital trusts are likely to be placed in “special measures” due to their poor performance, the health secretary has warned.
James recieved little support from his trust when he raised concerns, but knowing his university were behind him gave him the confidence to put his patient first
Pauline Griffiths: ‘Concerns must be raised immediately – not to do so exposes patients to harm’Subscription
Telling students that ‘nothing is too small’ helps them to raise concerns, says Pauline Griffiths
SOS Student Ambassador, Caroline, reflects on the role universities play in teaching students the importance of questioning poor care
We are calling to strengthen the legal protection of whistleblowers, says Public Concern at Work’s Cathy James
Speaking out about poor care witnessed on placement takes courage; the fear of recrimination must be immense.
Raising concerns is probably one of the most terrifying things you can do as a nurse and a student
Nursing Schools have a responsibility to ensure safe care, says Roger Kline
Raising concerns: ‘Would I risk watching my future go down in flames while I’m busy doing the right thing?’Subscription
I’m absolutely delighted that the Nursing Times’ SOS campaign is being extended to include schools of nursing.
SOS ambassador, Alice, was horrified at the treatment she witnessed and felt it her duty to speak out
Rachael was surprised to read that the parents of children with special needs often feel they are too heavily relied on when their child is in hospital
The Francis report criticised the failure of student nurses in Stafford Hospital to raise concerns and the failure of their nursing departments to support students to do so.
Funding for nurse-led innovation in the community Subscription
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced details of nine new nurse-led projects that it will be supporting during 2014.
“A cure for all cancers is on the way” was the frankly bizarre claim on the front page of the Daily Express, not least because the study it was “reporting” on involved blind mole rats, not humans.
George Eliot seeks extra nurses for night shiftsSubscription
George Eliot Hospital Trust is to invest £400,000 to increase the number of nurses on duty on wards overnight.
Midwife shortage 'truly worrying', warn MPsSubscription
An influential committee of MPs has highlighted a “truly worrying” shortage of midwives and widespread confusion over plans for the future of maternity care.