Erin Dean

Homophobia
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Zero tolerance for unhealthy attitudes

A report published last year by Stonewall revealed the persistence of negative attitudes to LGBT people in health and social care services, with a significant problem existing between staff. Managers’ failure to support employees and challenge remarks, however subtle, are part of the problem.

LGBT Youth
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LGBT youth missing out on support

According to a Department of Health-funded study young LGBT people are at increased risk of self-harm and suicide. The Queer Futures project has also revealed that mental health professionals lack access to the training they need to support these young people.

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Student life - The world is your oyster

A work placement in the city of Pittsburgh in the United States gave nursing student Deborah Cooper new insights into caring for people and living in poverty.

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Sun, fun and nursing

Your nursing qualification is a passport to working anywhere, so why not consider a move Down Under?

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Nurses face the fallout as junior doctors vote on unsocial hours pay

This week junior doctors in England are voting on whether to take industrial action over a planned contract that reduces their pay for working unsocial hours. Ballot papers sent by the British Medical Association proposing the first strike action for doctors since 2012 had to be returned by November 18.

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Time to kickstart your career

Looking for a new job can be a daunting and time-consuming prospect. But one way to consider a wide range of new career opportunities is to visit a jobs fair.

Emergency Nurse

National alert system to pick up early signs of child abuse

When a child visits an emergency department regularly, staff will generally start to suspect whether they could be treating a victim of abuse. But if a child is taken to different hospitals around the country, it can be difficult to spot the pattern

Learning Disability Practice

Athletes with learning disabilities are back on track at the games

This year, athletes with learning disabilities were allowed to compete at the Paralympic Games for the first time in 12 years. This article discusses the reasons for the rule change, and its potential importance to service users and society as a whole.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Holidays for people with cancer and life-threatening illnesses

Bournemouth is the setting for the Grove Hotel, which caters for guests with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, and their carers and families. The hotel is a non-profit venture, owned by local charity Macmillan Caring Locally. Guests can relax in the hotel’s peaceful surroundings or explore the New Forest and Dorset coastline by coach. The hotel provides 24-hour nursing cover, although nurses are not insured to provide hands-on care. Instead, they assess whether or not people are well enough to stay at the hotel before their visit, and liaise with healthcare teams before and during stays.

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