Mick McKeown on why nurses should forget the credit crunch and reach out to international colleagues
'Veterans’ mental health is being neglected'Subscription
The terrors of war are never far from the headlines and with UK troops set to return from Iraq by July, treating post-traumatic stress disorder could be a growing part of the work of healthcare professionals.
BNP and nursing ideologies are incompatibleSubscription
The BNP (British National Party) has been prominent in the news because of its leaked membership list, which included some public-sector staff.
Parking charges can be a tax on the sickSubscription
One of the most controversial issues within the NHS affecting staff and patients alike surely has to be the sharp rise in hospital car-parking fees.
Unhealthy nurses may be failing at workSubscription
Last week I visited the eye clinic because I had developed acute iritis. The clinic was full, as it always is, with a wide variety of eye-related traumas and unpronounceable conditions.
Ward life needs to become more sociableSubscription
‘He's not used to that sort of thing,’ said the relatives of a young patient recovering from a knee operation. They were referring to the young disabled man in the corner of the four-bed bay who needed his tracheostomy suctioning at regular intervals.
Interviewed for the Church of Scotland’s magazine, Baroness Mary Warnock effectively said that people with dementia should do us all a favour and expire.
We need a fairer system for funding drugsSubscription
High Court judges can no longer sentence people to death in this country – but some would argue that PCTs can.
Learning should be a life-long experienceSubscription
All ward staff have a personal and professional responsibility to keep themselves up to date with the latest clinical developments
Teams benefit from newly qualified nursesSubscription
Late summer is an exciting time of year if you’re a third-year nursing student. Come August, nurse trainees are finishing their final placements and getting ready for their first post. These students are looking forward to embarking upon a nursing career and starting a new post, while their mentors are feeling proud.