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Appreciate those who keep us safe

Marsha McAdam says we need to look after each other and take the pressure off the people we...

Widen your horizons to meet patients' needs

Karina Krawiec says service users benefit when mental health nurses look beyond the medical...

Tony Butterworth: Stop the assault on undergraduate nurse education

New pathways into nursing, such as apprenticeships and associate roles, pose a huge risk to...

Tackling transition will improve the recovery of young people with eating disorders

Research nurse Sarah J Taylor, with UK eating disorder charity Beat and the Burdett Trust,...

Critical perspectives in mental health

Applying philosophy and politics as a background to mental health can provide a new...

Genetics and the side effects of psychoactive medicines

Catherine Clarke says testing patients’ genotypes could help to identify and minimise...

Does the mental health system really care for people?

A father describes his daughter’s experiences and his doubt about whether the care she has...

Star Wards - awakening the online force

An online resource has been set up by Star Wards, the project using small changes to make a...

Prisons must develop dementia strategy, says ombudsman

Prisons and probation ombudsman says staff need help to manage rapidly growing older...

Pioneering days for trauma care

The battle of the Somme changed psychiatry

A nurse's experience of postnatal depression

How one nurse’s approach to patients and colleagues may be changed by her experience of...

Mind games

Basics outweigh theory, insists Jane Bates.

6Cs and mental health

Could Zumba classes really help nurses uphold the principles of compassionate care in the...

What’s in a name?

Mark Kelly explains why the term ‘personality disorder’ is inappropriate – and asks readers...

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,...

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...

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