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From career worries to well-being goals: how I survived COVID-19 shielding

A nurse explains how physical activity and colleague support helped her cope with isolation

Nurses need support – and a pay rise – before we face the second wave

Enthusiasm for front-line staff must extend beyond the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic

Teenage Cancer Trust shares advice on how to conduct difficult conversations digitally

Charity’s advice follows rapid digitalisation of healthcare services during COVID-19 pandemic

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Talk to colleagues about race

Racism in the NHS is hiding in plain sight – and we can all do something about it

As the world grapples with race inequality, the NHS must confront its complicity

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Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

Picture shows a teenage boy lying in a hospital bed with his eyes closed.

Sepsis, infection and children: what is the message?

In the absence of a national paediatric early warning score, when you should screen in children

Expert advice

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Medicines management: I am considering working in a boarding school. Do you have any...

Nurses in independent schools have huge medicines management responsibilities, but this can be a highly rewarding role, says Matt Griffiths.

Editorial

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COVID-19: are children’s nurses prepared for a second wave?

As young people return to education, we must be ready for a resurgence in the COVID-19 pandemic

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Young people wearing masks

COVID-19 pushes children’s safeguarding issues under the radar

The focus on the pandemic means safeguarding tragedies do not get the attention they deserve

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COVID-19: the challenges for children's nurses

Social isolation and anxiety about contagion may have psychological effects on children and nurses

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Are children’s nurses ready for collective leadership?

Children’s nurses are an eclectic group, but by speaking as one they can influence policy

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Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale

Nursing leadership: 2020 can be a showcase for nursing at its best

Should we take inspiration from the great nurses of the past?

Picture shows a father holding a baby in a neonatal unit. This editorial says parents need more support when infants go into neonatal care, but proposals in the latest consultation fall short.

Neonatal support plans fail the most vulnerable

Parents need more support when infants go into neonatal care, but new proposals fall short

Your views

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Rachel Black: Turning up the volume on children’s palliative care

This week is Children’s Hospice Week. Noah's Ark Children's Hospice director of care Rachel Black explains how the Together for Short Lives charity, along with local services across the country, are aiming to raise awareness of the needs of seriously ill children and the services they and their families rely on.

Nurse writing therapeutic poem

Poems in nursing

The benefits of scribbling a short poem

Prioritise safety & quality over accessibility

Readers' panel: Should service planners always prioritise safety and quality over...

NHS England has told three major hospitals – in London, Manchester and Leicester – to stop performing complex cardiac surgery on people born with congenital heart problems. The move is designed to improve standards and outcomes, but some parents of young patients have said they will be unable to cope with travelling long distances to another unit for treatment. Nursing Standard readers' panelists have their say on this controversial decision.

Reviews

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Book review: From Birth to Sixteen

Senior lecturer Alyson Davies reviews an account of the social context of child development

Goodbye Daisy

Book review: Goodbye Daisy

A storybook about dealing with grief for children with special educational needs

Childhood obesity

Book review: Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches

Community nursing reference guide on nutrition and childhood obesity

Great Ormond Street Handbook

Book review: Great Ormond Street Handbook of Paediatrics

Illustrative guide aimed at all healthcare professionals caring for children and young people

MentalHealth

Book review: Mental Health in Children and Young People

Senior lecturer Dean-David Holyoake reviews Mental Health in Children and Young People

ClinicalPocket

Book review: Clinical Pocket Reference: Nursing Care of Children and Young People

Nurse adviser Doreen Crawford reviews Nursing Care of Children and Young People

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