Flavia Munn

Flavia Munn is the editor of Nursing Standard. She is responsible for overseeing all the editorial content published daily on the Nursing Standard website and app, and its curation into our monthly print journal.

Flavia has over 15 years' experience as a health journalist, writing for newspapers and specialist publications aimed at the public, patients, nurses and doctors.

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Lonely students more at risk of mental health problems

Students who feel lonely are at greater risk of developing mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, study finds.

Children in hospices
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One in four people are unaware of role of children’s hospices

One in four people show a ‘worrying’ lack of understanding about children’s hospices and palliative care, a survey shows.

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Well-being advice issued for those affected by Manchester terror attack

Mental health advice and support for people affected by the Manchester terrorist attack has been released by the NHS.

Nursing Older People

Ways of integrating care highlighted

Ways of integrating health and social care for the benefit of dementia patients were highlighted at a conference.

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'All nurses should be dementia-aware'

Nurses across all specialties should have an understanding of dementia

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Mindfulness, with the help of chocolate buttons

Mental health nurses discuss some surprising activities to manage stress, including chopping wood, riding motorbikes and melting chocolate buttons in your hand

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Infants’ cognition develops faster if dads play with them, study shows

If fathers actively engage with their children and play with them in the first few months of life it has a positive impact on cognitive development, research shows.

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Get involved in NHS transformation plans, nurses urged

Nurses need to be ‘knocking on the door’ to ensure their voices are heard in NHS transformation plans, an RCN congress fringe event heard.

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Nurse directors can be heroes, but need more support

More support is needed to retain nurse directors in their posts and avoid them becoming scapegoats, an RCN congress fringe event heard.

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Call to support adult survivors of child sex abuse

Nurses need to be ‘professionally curious’ to help identify adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

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Asylum seekers and refugees need NHS care too, congress hears

Nurses describe encounters with desperately ill asylum seekers and call for more awareness of their needs.

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Nurse debriefings are 'crucial' but doubts raised over timing

Nurse debriefing sessions can be an effective way to provide psychological support and to learn lessons, RCN congress heard.

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‘NHS still the fairest way to deliver healthcare’

Resolution passed at RCN congress declares UK system still offers the fairest method of providing healthcare for all

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Self-harm figures ‘probably the tip of iceberg’

The 57,000 episodes of self-harm reported in mental health services each year account for 25% of the total number of incidents, the RCNi Mental Health Practice conference heard.

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Wellness should be a focus for nurses, congress told

The NHS focus on illness rather than wellness could be ‘disabling patients’, delegates tell RCN congress.

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New test reveals undetected UTIs in women who feel pain urinating

Women who feel pain when urinating are likely to have an undetected bacterial infection, a study shows.

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Mental health nurses 'need looking after', says service user

Mental health nurses need support so they can care for patients, service user says.

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125 years of savings needed to 'live well' with dementia

The unachievable cost of dementia care is revealed in a new report that also highlights the loneliness of carers.