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BAME nurses

BAME nurses: online resource will celebrate their contribution to healthcare

You can help by sending details of inspirational careers and ‘unsung heroes’

Nurse administers the flu jab to another healthcare professional in a bid to protect colleagues and patients and help ease NHS winter pressures

Flu jab ‘vital’ for nurses as COVID-19 continues, says England’s chief nursing officer

NHS England letter urges all front-line healthcare staff to help protect workers and patients

RCN presidential election resumes after being suspended

RCN deputy president election campaign resumes following suspension

College relaxes rules about electioneering after candidate disqualifications

COVID-19 testing swabs

COVID-19: inability to obtain test forces nurses to take time off work

Staff with symptomatic children have to self-isolate, which puts strain on colleagues

Patient-centred discussions about emergency treatment

CPR decisions: what the updated ReSPECT form means for nurses

Resuscitation Council UK says the form is more patient-centred to support informed decisions

International recruitment plans include funding flights and accommodation

Leaked: NHS plan to increase international recruitment by 41% to plug nurse staffing gap

NHS England confirms £29 million investment in international nurse recruits

Evidence and Practice

Introducing mentalization and its role in mental health practice

Introducing mentalization and its role in mental health practice

How individuals learn to mentalize during childhood, and in response to stress

Promoting the sexual health of people living with severe mental illness

Promoting the sexual health of people living with severe mental illness

Nurses’ attitudes toward sexual health among patients with severe mental illness

Issues affecting trans* young people: considerations for mental health nurses

Support for mental health nurses to enhance awareness of the needs of trans* young people

Open access
Empowering migrants during the resettlement process: applying Peplau’s theory of interpersonal relations

Empowering migrants during the resettlement process: applying Peplau’s theory

Peplau’s theory could be used to guide and empower migrants

Recognising elderspeak and how to avoid its use with older people

Recognising elderspeak and how to avoid its use with older people

Elderspeak can be described as an over-adjustment of speech made towards older people

Enhancing physical health monitoring in people with severe mental illness: the development of a health passport

Enhancing physical health monitoring in people with severe mental illness

The development and implementation of a physical health passport

Features

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Safeguarding against the odds: ‘this highlights what learning disability nurses do’

Patient’s Choice award nominee Marie Perry ‘went all out’ to ensure a young man’s safety

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Cardiac arrest on a long-haul flight: ‘this brave young nurse saved my life’

As a nursing student, Patient’s Choice nominee Isobel Corrie gave CPR to a fellow passenger

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Rebecca Betts-Richards

A champion for people with personality disorders: ‘our nurse always puts us first’

How Patient’s Choice nominee Rebecca Betts-Richards supports mental health service users

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HIV nurse specialist ‘helped me rediscover my sense of purpose and self-confidence’

Mary Makarau has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for her compassionate care

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The nursing home team that helped me fight for a ‘second life’

Patient’s Choice nominee Rekha Govindan changed the prognosis for a man given weeks to live

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Support when families need it most: ‘health visitors may not know the impact they have’

Patient’s Choice nominee Noreen Ferguson helped a family deal with their son’s diagnosis

Opinion

Calling 111 before accessing emergency care is a barrier to treating mental health

Trials aimed at reducing transmission of COVID-19 could have a negative effect on some

Using data to improve mental health services

Post-COVID-19: mental health nurses should influence what data is gathered on service...

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen statistics scrutinised like never before

Could survivor’s guilt be a lasting impact for patients recovering from COVID-19?

Research nurses say some patients experience anxiety and guilt after discharge

Students

Isolation and COVID-19: what I learned from my placement at a mental health hub

A nursing student saw first-hand the need for early interventions in mental healthcare

Can a mental health service user also be a good nursing student?

For a nursing career, an understanding of service users’ experiences is actually a positive

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Isolated student

COVID-19: why we must protect the mental health of international nursing students

The anxiety and isolation caused by the crisis may be particularly acute for this group

Careers

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Remote support for families during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: supporting people with dementia during the pandemic

How an Admiral nurse has adapted her role to help families cope during the crisis

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team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

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

head of mental health nursing for NHS England and NHS Improvement Emma Wadey

The nurse leader who is determined to keep one foot on the front line of care

Emma Wadey is a nurse at the top of the NHS, but don’t ask her to give up clinical practice

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