Erin Dean

Sex and cancer
Cancer Nursing Practice

Sex and intimacy after cancer treatment: how to provide support and information

Taboos over intimacy and sex prevent people affected by cancer treatment seeking help

Traumatic cardiac arrest in the emergency department
Emergency Nurse

Traumatic cardiac arrest

New guidelines on cardiac arrests due to a traumatic injury

Staff handover
Nursing Standard

Reinventing the Productive Ward: what nurses need from a quality improvement toolkit

Ten years ago the programme was all the rage, and now it’s set for an update

Girl having temperature taken
Nursing Children and Young People

Antimicrobial prescribing guidance for pneumonia in children and young people

Guidelines on pneumonia aim to optimise use of antibiotics and reduce resistance to them

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Nursing Standard

Who gets paid what in the NHS?

Who are the best-paid workers in the NHS? And who gets left underpaid and overworked?

Bowel cancer
Nursing Standard

Essential bowel care advice for nurses

RCN guidance advocates a proactive approach to bowel care

Picture shows boys taking turns drinking from a water fountain at a park. Practical information aimed at schools, nurseries and colleges to support children with bladder and bowel issues and toileting has been published by Bowel and Bladder UK.
Primary Health Care

Support for children with bowel and bladder problems

Practical guidance covers how to promote good bladder and bowel health in schools

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Nursing Standard

Talking about death: how and when to broach difficult conversations

Expert nurses share what they have learned about supporting patients when they get bad news

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Nursing Standard

Being a nurse in the menopause: why it’s no time for taboos

Women coping with menopause symptoms deserve support and empathy in the workplace

Picture of a child alone on a park bench
Nursing Children and Young People

Safeguarding partners: what children’s nurses need to know

How will the new safeguarding partners differ from local safeguarding children’s boards?

Picture shows a woman who has been having chemotherapy looking at test results with a nurse. This article reports on advice from health professionals on how cancer nurses can support patients with the menopause.
Cancer Nursing Practice

Cancer and the menopause: how nurses can support, educate and advocate for patients

How nurses can best support patients experiencing cancer and the menopause

If picked up and treated early a sepsis diagnosis outcome can be positive
Nursing Standard

Sepsis Six update: the important changes every nurse needs to know about

UK Sepsis Trust reviews first step in its screening and management tool

Stock image of heart graphic and screen with high blood pressure reading
Primary Health Care

Hypertension: the latest NICE guidance

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has updated its hypertension guidance

Nurse looking stressed. Three quarters of nurses said they regularly work shifts without breaks. Picture: iStock
Nursing Standard

Well-being survey: ‘inhumane’ shifts leave no time even for a sip of water

Exclusive research shows understaffing and issues with management are risking nurses’ health

member of NHS staff receives flu jab amid debate about compulsory staff vaccination
Nursing Standard

Flu jab: every nurse’s moral duty, or no one’s business but yours?

Strong views on mandatory staff vaccination show opinion in the profession is polarised

Asthma inhaler and medication. Picture: iStock
Nursing Standard

Asthma management: how nurses can help prevent attacks

Update from the British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Picture is an image of a magnet drawing small figures towards it. A programme being rolled out across England aims to convince nurses to stay in the NHS.
Nursing Standard

Want to quit your job? Here’s how the NHS is trying to change your mind

Retention programme has 800 success stories so far, but can it make a real difference?

Child at top of stairs may fall
Nursing Children and Young People

A national accident prevention strategy for England

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents calls for preventive action across the ages