Elaine Cole

Emergency Nurse

Support for bereaved families in the emergency department

When Rhian Burke felt the healthcare system failed her following the death of her son George, and the subsequent suicide of her husband, she decided to set up 2 Wish Upon a Star for bereaved parents and families.

Nursing Standard

Assisted dying debate highlights need for palliative care improvements

Evidence given by nurse with motor neurone disease in support of changing the law on assisted dying highlights the need to invest in palliative care, whatever the court’s decision, writes managing editor Elaine Cole

Nursing Older People

Making the right moves

Liaison psychiatry team lead Nicola Wood has significantly improved the hospital experience for patients with dementia and their carers by slashing the number of moves they experience.

Primary Health Care

Four-day programme refreshes approach to end of life care in homelessness

RCNi Community Nursing Award 2017 finalist Gilly Barringer is a clinical nurse specialist in palliative care at St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth, who led a collaborative project with 15 charities to ensure choice at end of life care for a growing homeless community in the city. Here she reveals the motivation behind her passion for this project.

Mental Health Practice

Therapeutic relationships and storytelling in mental health settings

​Jess Wilson was recently highly commended in the Mental Health Practice category of the RCNi Nurse Awards – here’s why.

Anne Thomas
Nursing Standard

How to turn your outpatient department into a health promotion hub

Staff nurse Anne Thomas, winner of the Community Nursing category at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017, created a model of care for rural areas that reaches out to men.

Jo O'Toole
Nursing Standard

Courageous nurse is the Patient’s Choice

Joanna O'Toole has received one of the most prestigious accolades in nursing for her ‘compassionate, exceptional’ care, after being nominated by the family of a young girl with a rare syndrome.