Emma Vincent

Carer at work

Leading care for older carers

Recognising the challengers carers face.

Clostridium difficile bacteria and spores

Managing common infections: guidance for primary care

New Public Health England guidelines address the worrying rise in drug-resistant bacteria

Oxygen therapy

The path to respiratory integration

Emma Vincent relates the ARNS conference highlights

Respiratory champion

The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists supports staff in a variety of ways to improve the care they provide.

Dreams at the Threshold

The author has clearly been deeply inspired by working with patients facing a life-threatening illness. Her experience working in hospitals, clinics, and a hospice for more than 20 years has given her unique insight into dreams at the end of life.

Learning outcomes from an end of life care training programme

The Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) programme was designed by St Christopher’s Hospice to enable and empower teams of health and social care practitioners from acute, community or care home settings to lead delivery of high quality care to patients and families at the end of life (EOL). This paper shares some of the collective views from a recent programme held at the LOROS Hospice in Leicester. Our nursing backgrounds were a combination of palliative care, long-term conditions, intensive care, surgery and community respiratory care. As a group we found the QELCA course invaluable on many levels. We recognised the new-found confidence we had to take the initiative to ensure more sensitive and appropriate EOL care in our care settings. The course gave holistic insight into death and the needs of our patients and ourselves. The learning ties in well with the focus on reflection required as part of revalidation.

ERS | Monograph – Controversies in COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common diseases in the world and it is projected to be the third leading cause of death by 2020. It is a challenging disease to manage for patients and clinicians.

Tea & Chemo: Fighting Cancer, Living Life

When Jackie Buxton was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2013, she decided to blog about her experience of living with cancer and nine months of treatment.

Tea & Chemo: Fighting Cancer, Living Life

When the author of this lovely book was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer at the age of 45 she decided to write a blog about her experience of living with the disease and its nine months of treatments. The readers of her blog motivated her to write this book.

Nursing through Shot & Shell: A Great War Nurse’s Story

This well-researched book is based upon the memoir of Beatrice Hopkinson, a Territorial Force Nursing Service (TFNS) sister. It is a vivid and brave account of what it was like to be a member of the TFNS in the first world war.

Nursing Research Using Historical Methods: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing

This concise guide sets out to improve nurses’ confidence and ability to conduct nursing research using historical analysis. As a nursing professor with expertise in teaching at all levels of qualitative research, Mary de Chesnay is well placed to write about this topic.

The Nurse’s War

In 1941, nurse Daisy Driscoll witnesses the trauma of the second world war on the rubble-strewn streets of London’s east end.

Sixty Years a Nurse

When 18-year-old Mary Hazard started her nurse training in post-war Putney in south London,...

Breathing Out

English showbusiness writer Karen Hockney was living the jet-set life in the south of France...

Carers’ experience of looking after a person with chronic obstructive respiratory...

Government policy recognises the need to support caregivers in the community to ease the...