Opinion

Comment

How to manage aggressive behaviour in trauma care

Nurses can often quickly de-escalate difficult situations with gentle words

Let’s find common ground to end nurses’ strikes

Health minister Maria Caulfield wants talks on pay, conditions and workload to continue

What battle-weary nurses need right now is the certainty staffing ratios would bring

NHS is crying out for nurse-to-patient ratios as part of a system-wide workforce plan

ShinyMind: the free mental health app for nurses that’s tailored to your needs

How our well-being app can support you when facing extreme stress and burnout

Nurses have been taken for granted for far too long – but here’s how to make that stop

Short-staffing will only get worse if nurses continue to feel under-valued

Overseas nurse recruitment: why aren’t red list countries an NHS no-go?

Recruitment from low-income countries continues. despite the obvious ethical issues

Expert advice

Hot, healthy food at work: what the new NHS standards will mean for you

England’s trusts are to be held to higher standards of catering and food options

Moral injury: what to do if are affected by it, and how to reduce the risk

Being forced to make decisions that go against your morals can take an emotional toll

Menopause: guidance on support for NHS staff who are struggling with symptoms

NHS advice marks a cultural shift to foster openness and improve women’s working lives

Mandatory learning disability and autism training: what you can expect

Oliver McGowan programme aims to address health inequalities and prevent avoidable deaths

What to say to patients and the public about why nurses are going on strike in the NHS

Tips on how to reassure patients and debunk myths about cushy pensions and starting pay

Money-saving tips, cards and apps to cut your Christmas costs

The discounts on offer for food, fuel and treats ahead of the festive season

Editorial

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Toxic behaviour

Toxic behaviour in the ED: why we must look after our workforce

If is vital to seek support if you witness bullying or are bullied yourself

Safe staffing in England and Northern Ireland should be enshrined in law

Call to nurses to get behind campaign for legislation

Ambulance

Can emergency care survive another 50 years?

Too many patients must wait excessive periods for care in emergency departments.

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Nominate your colleague

A chance for ‘ordinary’ nurses to share, inspire and win recognition for their...

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards and help celebrate exceptional nursing care, writes editor Graham Scott

Sepsis

We need better training to win the fight against sepsis

Patients and professionals must recognise the signs and symptoms of sepsis much more quickly.

UTC

Why we need to share local urgent treatment centre protocols

Emergency care staff have an opportunity to create more integrated services.

Your views

Resuscitation

Readers' panel: Should families be encouraged to witness resuscitation attempts?

Cardiac arrest is a traumatic event - our readers have their say on family-witnessed resuscitation

Hospital waiting room

Readers’ panel: Should the four-hour A&E target be scrapped?

Amid unprecedented winter pressures, health secretary Jeremy Hunt recently suggested that the four-hour waiting time guarantee should no longer apply to patients attending A&E with less serious problems. Nursing Standard panellists have their say.

Reviews

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing

Book review: Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing 

A readable and interactive book, and would be a valued addition for reference on any nurse’s bookshelf

The Ear book

Book review: The Ear Book

A useful book for reference, but without depth of knowledge

Revalidation A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Book review: Revalidation

This book is recommend it to registrants who want a comprehensive understanding of revalidation

Emergency Care of Minor Trauma in Children

Book review: Emergency Care of Minor Trauma in Children

This book covers all the important topics encountered in minor trauma in children, from head injuries to foot injuries.

Oxford Manual of Major Incident Management

Book review: Oxford Manual of Major Incident Management

This book is recommended especially for anyone interested in developing their knowledge of major incident management.

Thoughtful Healthcare

Book review: Thoughtful Health Care

Adult nursing senior lecturer Karen Sanders reviews Thoughtful Health Care: Ethical Awareness and Reflective Practice.

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