Issue : 9 March 2010
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Trust defends use of extra beds in full wardsSubscription
Royal Bournemouth Hospital & Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust has justified its policy of putting patients in wards which are already full, after Nursing Times received a complaint that the practice was unsafe.
Nurses at risk of 'compassion fatigue'Subscription
Being asked to treat patients in unsuitable conditions could make nurses desensitised to poor care, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Training staff to empower people with long term conditions to undertake self care activitiesSubscription
Self care aids independence but people need support to do it. A community matron team piloted a tool to help health workers improve the support they offer
The impact of healthcare on the environment: improving sustainability in the health serviceSubscription
The Climate Change Act has brought the issue of sustainability to the fore. Nurses can dramatically influence the ways in which the NHS cuts its carbon footprint
As a sometime historian, I might be forgiven for the sense of deja vu listening to the hysteria surrounding the move to degree entry for nurses. What is it about nurses and degrees that polarises opinion?
The Conservatives have described as an “insult”, the inclusion of a pledge for nurses to take in the report of the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery, which was published today.
I was talking to some second year student nurses this week. I have always thought the second year of a nursing course is the hardest - what with being part university student charged with trying to construct the knowledge and understanding needed to nurse, yet also part working nurse, charged with being increasingly capable and also with fitting in.