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Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

We saw first-hand how learning disability nurses helped our son

After witnessing their son’s care, a couple have decided to become learning disability nurses

Tapping into the wisdom of learning disabilities nurses

The RCN wants all acute hospitals to have 24-hour access to a learning disabilities liaison nurse, who can help develop policies and procedures for patients with learning disabilities and are experts at dispelling the anxiety felt by such patients when they enter hospital

Look after yourself

Caring for yourself when you are the patient

Being a nurse doesn’t give immunity from long-term illness: points to consider after being diagnosed

Sickness

Study highlights link between unfairness and staff sickness

Work dissatisfaction can affect health, recruitment and retention

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Rediscover your passion by setting fresh career goals

Work motivation can be kick-started by redefining your ambitions

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Dementia awareness and diagnosis: looking beyond the learning disability

How an Admiral nurse aims to empower individuals and help nurses identify early age dementia

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

Sabine Schwaebisch

It’s a real privilege to support a family at the end of their child’s life

Sabine Schwaebisch on her role as as a band 6 care team nurse in palliative care at Helen House Children’s Hospice, Oxford, where 95% of children have a learning disability

Helen Laverty

‘Be brave, be fearless and always listen’

Helen Laverty is the leading light behind the Positive Choices conference

Examining successes over investigating failures is the way forward, says emeritus...

Ulster University's emeritus professor Roy McConkey thinks you can learn a great deal more from examining success than investigating failure, in this profession.

'Remaining focused on working together will move our profession forward'

As one of two learning disability consultant nurses in England, Joann Kiernan is keen to share resources to promote the provision of effective care.

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