Elaine Cole

Nursing Standard

Capture the fracture: nurse-led service targets osteoporosis

A community service designed to help people with osteoporosis avoid secondary fragility fractures is seeing great results

Nursing Children and Young People

Enabling children to live ordinary lives in extraordinary circumstances through Sunflowers Care

For parents of children living with complex healthcare needs life can be fraught but at Sunflowers Care – a home away from home – children are able to get the support they need.

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Nursing Management

How to take a trust out of special measures

Thanks to consultant nurse Cliff Evans and a team of senior staff, patients at a Medway NHS Foundation Trust emergency department, Kent, are no longer being treated in corridors.

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Learning Disability Practice

Person-centred care for clients at the end of life

A team of learning disability nurses has created an end of life care package for clients that is helping them have a good death while supporting them to live their lives to the full.

Nursing Standard

Dying with dignity in a hostel

A nurse-led training initiative has given staff in a hostel for homeless people the skills and confidence to care for clients at the end of their lives.

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Nursing Standard

Gold standard support for patients with rare cancer

Healthcare assistant Elaine Cooney, highly commended at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 for improving the experience of patients with a rare cancer, gives up her own time to make sure patients and their families are prepared for hospital

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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