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Nurse wearing a face mask – COVID-19 face coverings pose communication challenges for healthcare staff and people who are deaf or have dementia

Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

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Epilepsy and sudden unexpected death: what nurses need to know

How can you reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in epileptic people?

Illustration of a young woman with learning disabilities who is needle-phobic and afraid of being vaccinated

COVID-19 and needle phobia: ensuring service users are vaccinated

Trust and consent are key to supporting people to have the vaccine safely

Why hospital disability coordinator should be a must-have role

The role could provide a vital link between hospital and community, and free up nursing time

Planet Rachael: all at sea during COVID-19 – anyone got a bilge pump?

Rachael’s isolation at the start of COVID-19 didn’t seem anything new but things have changed

Prioritising nurse safety not only protects staff, but patients too

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that safe staffing and proper PPE mean better care

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Planet Rachael: the danger of making assumptions

In the ‘new normal’, we must not assume that virtual consultations are accessible to all

COVID-19 and learning disabilities: reach out and connect

Clear communication on safeguards is vital for vulnerable people during the pandemic

Ethan Saylor

Planet Rachael: we must unite to protect the lives of people with learning disabilities

Black Lives Matter has shown how powerful a social movement for change can be

Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

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Image of a young woman looking out of the window while in isolation

Planet Rachael: what’s new about our COVID-19 world?

Wendy Johnson observes that being in isolation is all too familiar to a neuroatypical person

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Could student changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic signal a permanent change?

Final-placement nursing students could permanently become a full part of the workforce

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COVID-19: how the pandemic is reshaping social care nursing

Blurring organisational boundaries and how we share information are among the changes

Planet Rachael: why the Curly Wurly theory could extend to managing ED expectations

A long wait in a hospital shows it’s wise to disclose the true situation at the outset

Speak out and be a catalyst for change for children with learning disabilities

A mother inspired a company to make changes that will help children with disabilities

Planet Rachael: could this be the year of the ‘lovely’ nurse?

Staff attitudes and behaviour fail to meet expectations but are easy to fix
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Improving the health and well-being of unpaid carers – initiatives with impact

How Commitment to Carers award nominees have shared their work and inspired others

Communication: one test that can keep people with mild learning disabilities engaged

A test of language skills has helped breakdown potential barriers for healthcare staff

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