RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 is open for entries. One of the judges, Caroline Shuldham, offers some advice on making sure your project stands out
Attending Schwartz rounds enables staff to share experiences with colleagues and discuss the challenges they face. Not only does this reduce emotional stress, it leads to improved teamwork and increased empathy and compassion, says Caroline Shuldham.
When staff work in terms to decide how to improve care, results can be highly effective.
If you could turn back time, would you? A senior nurse today may have more influence than their 1987 counterpart but they are also working in a complex system under huge pressure. Caroline Shuldham marks Nursing Standard’s 30th birthday by examining the development of senior nursing roles over the past three decades.
Errors can be devastating for all involved, evoking feelings of guilt, self-blame and anxiety among staff. Learning how to cope with these emotions is essential in rebuilding self-esteem and confidence, says former nursing director Caroline Shuldham
Good preparation, as well as heroism and commitment, was responsible for the impressive response of nurses who cared for those injured in the attacks in London and Manchester.
The responsibilities of leadership in today's NHS are vast, but in the right organisation the top job can still be immensely rewarding.
With nurses in all settings experiencing increased pressure and greater demands, it has never been more important to look after your health and well-being, says Caroline Shuldham.
Caroline Shuldham pays tribute to Cancer Nursing Practice award winner and finalists
The start of the financial year means a focus on budgets, but cost evaluation is not just about money. Caroline Shuldham explains why, in healthcare, it pays to find out what is possible.
Observing patients and listening to their experiences can give nurses real insight into how care and services can be improved, says Caroline Shuldham.
Drawing on The Health Foundation's three key lessons for spreading successful improvement will help all nurses contribute positively to change, says Caroline Shuldham.
Listening to colleagues’ stories will help you better understand and support them in challenging times, says Caroline Shuldham.
When asked to write an article 30 years ago, Caroline Shuldham had reservations. Now, writing is a big part of her career. Here, she explains why you should keep an open mind to similar offers.
Using data effectively can help nurses to identify areas for change, says Caroline Shuldham.
Understand why people behave the way they do and you can ‘nudge’ them in a better direction, says Caroline Shuldham.
Agency and permanent staff have a responsibility to ensure high standards when they work together, says Caroline Shuldham.
Reflecting on your practice is not just a task to perform as part of revalidation, says former nursing director Caroline Shuldham