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Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

Sleep deprived? How to get a good rest, whatever your shift pattern

Find out what aids good sleep, whether you’re working nights or days

Challenging clinical decisions: how to raise concerns about care

It can be difficult to question senior colleagues. Find out how to do it well

When patients withhold facts: how to spot untruths and encourage openness

‘White lies’ can jeopardise care, but they may just be a way to avoid judgement

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Alison Bunce

‘Start with just one act of kindness’: meet the RCN Nurse of the Year 2022

Alison Bunce created a community initiative that puts compassion first

End of life: how to discuss advance care planning with patients

Advice on initiating conversations, communicating clearly and establishing what patients want

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

The therapeutic relationship: how rapport with patients aids shared decision-making

In an overstretched NHS, the nurse-patient relationship is more important than ever

Children and smacking: what changes to the law mean for your practice

Where each UK country stands, and how to respond if you see a child smacked by an adult

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

Remote assessments for physical conditions: how to get the most from video calls

Virtual consultations can transform care, and there are tools to help with tech and skills

Ditching hierarchy in healthcare: could shared decision-making work for your team?

The leadership model ensuring staff at all levels can initiate and progress change
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COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Can community nurses cope with increased out of hospital services for older people?

Community care has good outcomes, but district nursing workloads exceed capacity of services

Patient deterioration: combining skills, knowledge and gut feeling in decision-making

Experienced nurses share what they have learned about managing acutely ill patients

Why overseas nurses are set to remain a vital part of NHS recruitment strategy

Numbers projected to reach 30-year high, as trusts aim for ‘50,000 nurses’ target

Apps, coaching and healthy food options at work: weight management support for nurses

Resources that can help you change how you think about food and lose weight while you sleep

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