Zeba Arif

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Workplace wisdom

I have been given some worrying information from a senior manager at my trust about a member of staff, but the manager has asked that I keep our conversation to myself. This is not the first time I have been told sensitive information in a ‘corridor chat’ with a manager and asked to keep it off the record. What should I do?

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Best defence is preparation

Three nurses, all from different wards, have put in sexual harassment complaints against a ward manager at a mental health unit. The ward manager denies the allegations, and is terrified of the effect they could have on his marriage and career. I have met the ward manager and have arranged to see him again. Do you have any guidance on the best way to support him?

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Uneasy partnership

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a trade agreement currently being negotiated by the United States and the European Union, is set to remove barriers to the buying and selling of goods and services between the two trading giants.

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Is failure the fairest option?

A concerned mentor turns to Zeba Arif for advice and support.

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Is failure the fairest option?

A staff nurse says she has failed a nursing student she was mentoring because his performance was below standard. Her line manager and the link tutor from the university feel she is being overly harsh. I have agreed to meet with her, and would appreciate some guidance on how I can support her.

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We need an uprising

Nurses and other public sector workers were dealt another blow by the government last week when chancellor George Osborne announced that pay rises are to be capped at 1% for four years.

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Speak out

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Fast times

I was slightly nervous when I realised that Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, takes place during this year’s RCN congress.

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Speaking up at congress

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