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When a patient won’t take their tablets: how to promote medication adherence

Why sensitively tailored conversations with patients can boost their concordance

When your patient may have committed a crime: how to provide non-judgemental care

Any nurse may have contact with patients accused or convicted of an offence

Morale boost: leadership tips for supporting teams under pressure

How to help staff feel appreciated and heard amid unprecedented challenges

What to do if your boss has their ‘pet’ people

Favouritism is too often a feature of nursing teams – but here’s how you can change that

How to find your voice and make it heard so you can stand out from the crowd

Finding your professional voice can help you forge your ideal career path

Why I became an emergency nurse – and why I love it

Five nurses explain why they chose emergency nursing and are still so passionate about it

Hostile patients: how to deal with aggression, verbal attacks and other forms of abuse

Advice on steps to take, de-escalation tips and why incidents should never be normalised

Racism in the NHS: do you feel safe to stand up and be counted in your workplace?

Tips on how to challenge discrimination – whether you experience it, or witness it

Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

Sleep deprived? How to get a good rest, whatever your shift pattern

Find out what aids good sleep, whether you’re working nights or days

Challenging clinical decisions: how to raise concerns about care

It can be difficult to question senior colleagues. Find out how to do it well

Gloves off: how to implement greener infection control with one small change

RCN Nursing Award winner Robert Vicente’s tips on cutting waste while maintaining safety

When patients withhold facts: how to spot untruths and encourage openness

‘White lies’ can jeopardise care, but they may just be a way to avoid judgement
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Advance care planning: my tips for supporting patients in end of life decision-making

Our 2022 Patient’s Choice Award winner champions choice and communication to empower patients

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

The therapeutic relationship: how rapport with patients aids shared decision-making

In an overstretched NHS, the nurse-patient relationship is more important than ever

Children and smacking: what changes to the law mean for your practice

Where each UK country stands, and how to respond if you see a child smacked by an adult

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

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