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Menopause in the workplace

Lack of support for staff during menopause affects work and career, survey reveals

Menopause affects 90% of women doctors’ working lives according to a BMA survey

NEWS 2 score

COVID-19: reliance on early warning scores may have caused delays in care

A lack of specialist staff led to an over-reliance on the NEWS2 score, report says

Disinfecting surfaces at the Covid-19 recovery ward at Mater Hospital, Belfast

COVID-19: Northern Ireland rewards final-year students for working during pandemic

Health minister extends band 4 pay until their nursing studies end in September

Lupus

Nurse contributors wanted for project showing skin conditions in BAME children

Skin Deep aims to improve the range of images available of dermatological conditions

Photograph of patient with Covid toe

Nurses should look out for ‘COVID toe’ in patients

The COVID-19 symptom can look like chilblains, nurse consultant says

Picture shows a woman wearing a face mask, with an airport departures board in the background

COVID-19 effect could deter international nurses from coming to UK, says ICN

Perceptions of safety and financial impact may make UK less attractive to overseas nurses

Evidence and Practice

Delivering personal care for people with advanced dementia

Delivering personal care for people with advanced dementia

Why you should read this article: • To recognise that meeting the increasing fundamental...

A day in the life of an advanced clinical practitioner in older people’s care

A day in the life of an advanced clinical practitioner in older people’s care

A reflective account of advanced clinical practice in an older person’s unit

Nurses’ attitudes towards caring for people with dementia in acute hospital settings: a literature review

Nurses’ attitudes towards caring for people with dementia in acute hospital settings

A literature review into the attitudes of nurses who care for patients with dementia

Advance care planning and decision-making in dementia care: a literature review

Advance care planning and decision-making in dementia care: a literature review

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the literature on advance...

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How can I ensure dementia care is based on the best available evidence?

Critically appraised topic (CAT) process helps ensure clinical practice is evidence-based

Advanced ophthalmic nurse practitioners: the potential to improve outcomes for older people with cataracts

AONPs: the potential to improve outcomes for older people with cataracts

The advanced ophthalmic nurse practitioner is well-placed to provide high-quality care

Features

All you need to know about NMC fitness to practise cases

Fitness to practise cases are central to the NMC’s regulation of nursing standards

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

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Picture of an Admiral Nurse. While the NHS is hailed as heroic, other areas of health and care have felt ignored

Forgotten nurses of the pandemic

While the NHS is hailed as heroic, other areas of health and care have felt ignored

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Community nurse greeting one of her patients on her rounds during the pandemic

Has the COVID-19 crisis changed community nursing practice in the UK forever?

Nurses have had to make rapid adjustments in an ever-changing environment during the pandemic

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Advanced care planning

COVID-19: how nurses can facilitate advance care planning

Conversations about end of life care are important for the patient and those close to them

Nurses transform mouth care with oral hygiene plan

Two nurses devised single-use oral hygiene kit that hangs on patients’ bedsides

Opinion

Care homes and COVID-19: the hidden impact of visiting restrictions

Without steps to allow families access, the psychological effect of lockdowns will be immense

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Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

Stop blaming nurses for malnutrition in older people

Focus instead on the widespread myths in the community about healthy eating

Students

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Phone project helps to ease the loneliness of lockdown

Easing loneliness in lockdown: the nursing student initiative that’s just a call away

Making phone calls to isolated older people also help students develop communication skills

A nurse sits talking to a nursing home resident as he undertakes a craft activity

Dementia at the end of life: why every nursing student needs to learn about it

An Admiral Nurse explains how she uses hospice placements to deepen students’ understanding

The students are asked ‘questions that are often challenging’

How teaching children about dementia helps you become a better communicator

Innovative resource helps nursing students improve children’s awareness of the condition

Careers

Nursing patients with frailty: how to create a complex needs team

Combining the skills of a frailty nurse and a GP to provide holistic care in the community

Dementia awareness and diagnosis: looking beyond the learning disability

How an Admiral nurse aims to empower individuals and help nurses identify early age dementia

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Remote support for families during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: supporting people with dementia during the pandemic

How an Admiral nurse has adapted her role to help families cope during the crisis

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