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Behind the Rituals

Why do you do the things you do? How much of nursing practice is based on ritual and myth and how much on sound evidence? If you have a ritual you’d like to discuss here, email nursingtimescomments@emap.com

All posts from: February 2014

What would prevent a nurse from talking to patients about FGM?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 17 Feb 2014

The government has announced that NHS hospitals will have to submit data on the number of girls and women who have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM).

Should nurses have indemnity insurance?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 10 Feb 2014

Members of the Royal College of Nursing who work for the NHS, private sector or independently in aesthetics will no longer be covered by the union’s indemnity scheme from July. The RCN described the change as “small” and said it was in order to close a loophole that allowed employers to shift the costs of cover onto the college.

What activities do older people want in care homes?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 3 Feb 2014

Last week we reported that residents at a Gloucestershire care home can now enjoy a game of darts or their favourite drink, thanks to the introduction of a pop-up pub.

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