Issue : 3 February 2016
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‘Let’s ‘Powwow’ our way to a vital culture change’
Treating PTSD using the natural environmentSubscription
The natural environment has a proven positive effect on wellbeing and could be used instead of more traditional therapies to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
Improving acute care for patients with dementiaSubscription
Relatives may notice inadequacies in care when a relative with dementia is admitted to hospital. This study gathered views of carers to indicate how care can be improved
Almost 5% of England’s nursing workforce are due to undergo revalidation in the first quarter of 2016-17, official papers reveal.
There is little evidence to suggest that hospitals with only single rooms for patients are any safer than those with more traditional ward structures, according to researchers.
Revalidation: case study from a pilot siteSubscription
Before the new system of nurse and midwife revalidation was approved, it was piloted at a range of sites. This article reports on experiences at a primary care site
Many people with mental ill health or learning disability die early, preventable deaths but steps can be taken to ensure their physical health needs are not overlooked
Creating a personalised music playlist for hospital patients with dementia helps to improve their mood, engagement, responses and communication
'We must evolve our terminology to reflect our approach to care. Let's start with 'service user''Subscription
I think it’s fair to say that learning disability nurses are all too familiar with a variety of often puzzling terms used to identify the individuals we support. But there is one term in particular that, put simply, has to go.
Embedding a sound knowledge base among staff contributes to reduce the occurence of pressure ulcers, says Gemma Lilley