Joanna Poole on why a Florence Nightingale Emerging Leaders Scholarship improved communication with patients and reinvigorated her career
Paediatric emergency nurse Drew McDonald won the Child Health category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 for his project developing a sepsis recognition tool for triage. He talks to Elaine Cole about the positive effect that winning the award has had on his practice and his personal development
Final year nursing student Sarah S Ball reflects on her trip to a remote village in Malawi, and how the duty of care is still at the heart of good practice.
Being one of only two learning disability consultants working in children’s hospitals in the UK, Joann Kiernan knows the sector and the skills that come with it, very well.
Being a nurse doesn’t give immunity from long-term illness: points to consider after being diagnosed
Work dissatisfaction can affect health, recruitment and retention
Nurse Sharon Mott took on a challenge in agreeing to create a role where she is responsible for the health and well-being of young would-be jockeys and grooms at a horse racing school
GOSH chief nurse discusses why the NHS is something to safeguard and cherish
A chance encounter led Neil Evans to become a nurse at a hospice charity providing children and young people with end-of-life care. Here, he reflects on his experiences
Palliative care clinical nurse specialist for children and young people Vera Clement describes why she is dedicated to improving choice for end of life care
Emma Masters’ patients are young people undergoing cancer treatment
Senior lecturer in education at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast Doris Corkin discusses her career
Involving children and young people in healthcare research presents challenges for nurses
Does ‘hope’ help as a coping mechanism in clinical trials or give rise to misconceptions and possibly false hope?
Parent support groups have an important role for women with fetal abnormalities
Tara Kerr-Elliott’s interviews influenced a proposed study on post-death care
By sharing their views patients, families and researchers can ensure research is relevant
A literature review examines potential benefits of using high-flow nasal cannula therapy
And what about the parents?
How parents are told their child may have cystic fibrosis can affect their distress
Lucy Bray looks at the implications for practice of a study examining how parents share medical information with their children
The emotional pain felt by grandparents is often overlooked
Healthcare professionals’ and parents’ experiences of the confirmatory testing period
Parents managing a child’s cystic fibrosis need help when they switch to adult services
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