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Microaggression at work: hospital staff told to use 'Western' names

Accountability, not just training, needed to tackle discrimination, says equality campaigner

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Vote now: who will be the RCN Nursing Awards 2021 Patient’s Choice?

Our six finalists were nominated by members of the public for their outstanding care

Nurse chiefs slam ‘vile’ online abuse of healthcare staff

Call follows threatening tweets made to Royal College of Midwives chief executive

team of UK nurses who will support ParalympicsGB athletes at Tokyo games

Nursing in the Paralympics: the team finally heading to Tokyo after a year’s delay

Group will fly out to support ParalympicsGB athletes following exhaustive preparations

two women taking to each other face to face – as buddy scheme starts that aims to support NMC registrants facing FtP

Emotional support for nurses facing FtP proceedings – by registrants who’ve been there

Wanted: volunteer buddies for those facing NMC or workplace investigations

Nurse carjacked after leaving work – appeal for witnesses

Did you see the ‘traumatic’ incident that took place near the Mater Hospital in Belfast?

Evidence and Practice

Frailty assessment and interventions for community-dwelling older adults: a rapid review

Frailty assessment and interventions for community-dwelling older adults: a rapid review

Nurses in primary care and community settings need to identify frailty and optimise care

Supporting older people with dementia to sleep well while in hospital

Supporting older people with dementia to sleep well while in hospital

Sleep is essential for health, well-being and recovery but is challenging in acute hospitals

How can I support rehabilitation of care home residents after COVID-19?

Nurses have a key role in the rehabilitation of people in long-term care

Understanding the issues experienced by older people undergoing emergency surgery

Understanding the issues experienced by older people undergoing emergency surgery

Outcomes for older patients are suboptimal when compared with younger people

Preventing and managing pressure ulcers in patients receiving palliative care

Preventing and managing pressure ulcers in patients receiving palliative care

Appropriate nursing care to prevent, improve and heal pressure ulcers

Reimagining care homes: can the COVID-19 pandemic act as a catalyst for enhancing staff status and education?

Can the COVID-19 pandemic act as a catalyst for enhancing staff status and education?

The pandemic has brought the challenges experienced by care homes to the forefront

Features

Community nursing: tackling long-term effects of COVID-19 on older people with frailty

More services are concentrating on keeping people safe at home and encouraging self-care

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

COVID-19 and acute kidney injury – do you know how to identify patients at risk?

AKI is linked to COVID-19, and the pandemic has affected both its incidence and demographics

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Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

How to prevent inpatient falls: start by refusing to accept they’re inevitable

Falls should be seen as shocking, rather than normal hospital events

Opinion

Resilience: what it is – and what it isn’t

The term is controversial, but developing the skills can aid recovery from stress

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NHS pay rise: what you need to know and what happens next

Quick guide to the 2021-22 pay round – wherever you are in the UK

Mental health: how nurses can spot the first signs of depression in older people

Terms such as ‘feeling low’ or ‘ out of sorts’ can be used to express anxiety

Students

Your first patient death: how to cope and what it teaches you about end of life care

A student explains what she learned from the death of a patient during a placement

Nursing associates: how to turn challenges into learning opportunities

COVID-19 shaped so much of my training – and for the better, I hope

When clinical placements don’t meet students’ learning needs

How a frailty service refined its programme and the benefits for students and supervisors

Careers

Don’t let NMC’s blueprint for community care pass by without specialist nursing input

QNI sees flaws in regulator’s plan and urges nurses to respond to its consultation

Nurse burnout: the course helping staff to be advocates for self-care among colleagues

Course aims to meet nurses’ emotional needs using clinical supervision model

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Acute care in the community: why it’s rich in career opportunities

Homecare is an acute nursing environment with a diverse range of roles at all levels

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