‘We do not want your pity’

Is it helpful if workers supporting people with learning disabilities show pity, asks

Planet Rachael: Be grateful for what you’ve got

People with autism cannot always show subtle emotions, explains Wendy Johnson

Tackling obesity in people with learning disabilities

Rebecca Haythorne says carers need training to help solve this lifestyle problem

How literature has handled learning disabilities

Literature has always been a good source of monsters

Holly Phillips describes her experience as an RCNi awards finalist

RCNi Nurse Awards Student Nurse Award finalist Holly Phillips describes what the experience...

The votes are in

Wendy Johnson is hoping the EU referendum result is good for the NHS

How to overcome the ‘green-eyed monster’

Professionals can help clients to acknowledge and deal with feelings of envy about their...

Planet Rachael - Tippex time

You will all be familiar with the concept of time. It’s the thing there is never enough of (...

Learning disability nursing needs a new form of leadership

Why learning disability nursing needs a new form of leadership

Value of psychodynamic therapy

Georgina Parkes explains how professionals who form trusting relationships with clients can...

RCN's centenary offers a chance to reflect on a century of change

Former RCN president Lucy Ottley once said: ‘What an opportunity we have to guide the future...

A change for the better

Revalidation, one of the most significant changes to the regulation of nurses and midwives,...

The man who went to bed for a year

David O’Driscoll considers the concept of mid-life crisis and how it applies to people with...

Planet Rachael - Crime and punishment

Recently, Rachael and I visited Lancaster Castle. This unique set of historical buildings,...

Keep your eyes – and mind – open to signs of domestic abuse

Abuse is often hidden behind an 'ordinary' relationship, says RCN Nurse of the Year Amanda...

Voices - Being a Care Maker means sharing the spirit of the 6Cs, says Jane Cummings

Last month a celebration event was held for Care Makers – those volunteers who act as...

Inspirational lessons in frailty

Frailty in older patients is an important issue that we all need to be aware of in light of...

Surviving seasonal pressures while delivering quality care

Nickola Amin suggests a way to survive seasonal pressures while delivering quality care


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