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Newsroom

New short films show ‘what a great profession nursing is’

Promotional videos show newly qualified nurses talking of pride in their new career

New restraint guidance for mental health settings

Guidance is based on ‘Seni’s law’, named after a patient who died after being restrained

Picture portrays a nurse looking at a smartphone

Apps that can support nurses’ well-being: tried and tested options

Choosing a sleep, anxiety, mindfulness or meditation app from a clinically assured library

How to improve patient care – and save the planet at the same time

Small sustainable changes can make a huge impact on the health of your patients and the world

Nurses warned to watch finances as cost of living increases

RCN urges members to budget carefully, ask for advice and check entitlement to benefits

Indicative ballot: nurses prepared to strike over 3% pay offer 

RCN seeks 12.5% pay rise and will use ballot results to consider next steps

Evidence and Practice

Nurse talking to patient

‘Five things about me’ – enhancing person-centred care for older people

How person-centred care includes the whole person, including values, beliefs and aspirations

Supporting older people experiencing anxiety through non-pharmacological interventions

Supporting older people experiencing anxiety through non-pharmacological interventions

Anxiety is a debilitating condition that adversely affects people’s quality of life

How can advanced nursing practice improve integrated health and social care services?

Advanced nurse practitioners caring for older people need to raise the role’s profile

Exploring the use of music as an intervention for older people living in nursing homes

Exploring the use of music as an intervention for older people living in nursing homes

Why you should read this article: • To understand why enjoying cultural events such as music...

Organic versus mixed specialist older adult inpatient mental health units for people with dementia

Organic versus mixed specialist older adult inpatient mental health units

Does care quality for people with dementia differ between mixed and organic wards?

Basic assessment and treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in older women

This article aims to provide nurses with an understanding of lower urinary tract symptoms

Features

How a care home team made family visits possible despite pandemic

An award-winning team's innovations laid the foundations for government guidance

Care homes: could nurses in advanced clinical practitioner roles be key to change?

What good care could look like as care home nursing evolves

Confusion, fatigue and nausea: how to spot the signs of hyponatraemia in older people

Nurses should be alert to low sodium levels and dehydration in older people

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

Opinion

Bereavement support crisis: how should we shape future services?

Even before the pandemic, provision was inadequate. Share your views on joined-up support

The pandemic has made short and longer-term plans for older people's care of vital importance

Building back better or papering over the cracks?

The pandemic has made short and longer-term plans for older people's care of vital importance

Standardised uniforms for nurses: who will wear them and when?

Uniform for NHS staff in England will have a dress option and reflect cultural diversity

Students

Simulated clinical placements: how to learn from mistakes in a risk-free environment

Virtual reality and high-tech simulation can build confidence to practise safely

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

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

Careers

What does being a Queen’s Nurse mean and could it improve your practice?

The title recognises high standards of person-centred care in community nursing

What is a wound care nurse specialist – and could you be one?

Pressure ulcer education, leadership and autonomy are key in this senior role

Revalidating for the first time: what you need to know about each step of the process

We explain the requirements and timeline, plus how to stay on track using a portfolio

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