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Lone working: safety measures to support nurses at risk of abuse or attack

Nurses who work alone are particularly vulnerable. Here’s how teams can prioritise safety

Return to practice nurse

Former nurses offered £1,000 incentive to return to practice in England

But the RCN calls for urgent action to address why so many nurses leave the profession

NHS pay: industrial action one step closer as union enters dispute process

Nurses angry at ministers’ imposition of ‘insulting’ 3% pay rise in Wales, claims RCN

Nurses’ determination praised, but senior leaders urge staff to look after well-being

Letter of support acknowledges ongoing pressures as difficult winter approaches

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Essay mills to be banned: crackdown announced on ‘completely unethical’ online services

Impact of market for ready-written nursing essays has been worrying universities

Anxiety, headaches and chest problems: sharp rise in nurse sickness since COVID-19

Winter well-being campaign aims to encourage staff to prioritise mental and physical health

Evidence and Practice

Counselling

How to develop an intensive support team for older people in mental health crisis

The implementation of an intensive support team designed to provide care in a patient’s home

Delivering specialist care to children and young people involved with youth justice services during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: specialist care for children and young people in youth justice services

How remote and digitally delivered care can be combined when working alongside young people

Risk factors for male suicide: a crisis resolution and home treatment team perspective

Identifying male-specific risk factors for suicide and assessing suicidal ideation

Supporting people who are experiencing domestic abuse

Mental health nurses have a vital role in identifying domestic abuse and safeguarding

Role and needs of nurses in managing the mental health effects of COVID-19

Role and needs of nurses in managing the mental health effects of COVID-19

The effects on mental health and the role of nurses in supporting the mental health of others

Exploring the therapeutic relationship in nursing theory and practice

Exploring the therapeutic relationship in nursing theory and practice

In such relationships, nurses should demonstrate self-awareness, empathy and professionalism

Features

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‘We can help women stop a tragic cycle’: meet our RCN Nurse of the Year 2021

Nicola Bailey defied opposition to set up abortion care in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic

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Katie McIlroy

Community nurse looked beyond labels and ‘held on to hope when I lost mine’

Katie McIlroy has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for care of women with complex mental and physical needs

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Jodie Heath

Community mental healthcare: ‘My son felt listened to when he talked to his nurse’

Jodie Heath nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for supporting young patient's complex health needs

How one specialist personality disorder unit stopped using restraints and restrictions

Dialectical behavioural therapy has transformed nursing care in an inpatient recovery unit

‘I had to be sectioned’: the nurse who became the patient

Rachel Davis draws on personal experience of depression and psychosis to educate her peers

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

Opinion

Nursing Awards: a truly global mental health practitioner of our times

Meet the winner of the Mental Health Nursing category of the RCN Nursing Awards 2021

Mental health reforms must address racial disparities in experiences of care

Many black people’s first crisis interaction with the mental health sector involves police

Agenda for Change: what nurses need to know as they consider the latest pay offer

The system aims to offer transparent pay and conditions – but is it still fit for purpose?

Students

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Medicines management for nursing students: what you need to know

Do you feel daunted by this area of practice? Read expert advice on five key issues

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

Careers

What are transferable skills and how can I use them to get my next nursing role?

Learn to identify and develop the skills you use day-to-day that can open up career options

Custody nurse with a detainee

What it takes to be a police custody nurse

Forensic samples and assessing mental illness, injury and addiction are all part of the role

Mental health nursing on an island: helping children cope with anxiety and crisis

Mental health nurse Laura Matthews’ book helps children handle difficult feelings

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