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Zeba Arif

Sexual harassment of nurses is too often ‘brushed aside as a misunderstanding’

Congress wants employers to provide more protection for staff

Demands to show ‘resilience’ put greater pressure on nurses, congress told

Nurses struggling to cope in stressful workplaces are pressured by demands to show resilience

Congress demands mandatory sepsis training

RCN members back call for mandatory sepsis training after hearing survivor’s account

Leonore Newson

Multitude of nursing uniforms causing confusion in England

Congress discusses whether a national uniform should be introduced

Kevin Crimmons, RCN Congress 2019. Picture: John Houlihan

Bullying in the NHS: ‘Nurses must take collective responsibility to help tackle problem’

RCN congress hears nurses’ own accounts of workplace harassment

careers website illustration

Nursing careers: website aims to demystify the range of jobs open to staff

Online resource explains progression opportunities for registrants and support workers

Evidence and Practice

The role of the community matron: a structured approach to case management

The role of the community matron: a structured approach to case management

A critical analysis of the community matron service

Using the Relating to Older People Evaluation tool to measure ageism in higher education

Using the Relating to Older People Evaluation tool to measure ageism in higher education

The aim of this study was to explore the use of ROPE to examine ageist attitudes

A professional development programme for care home nurses in east London

A professional development programme for care home nurses in east London

There is a need for professional development opportunities for registered nurses undertaking...

How do I recognise and treat pain appropriately in a person with dementia?

A tool to help staff manage pain in dementia care uses four simple steps

Development of a capability-based training programme for an advanced nurse practitioner

Development of a capability-based training programme for an advanced nurse practitioner

Although there is a long history of advanced nursing practice in the UK, without...

Approaches to managing older people using opiates and their risk of dependence

Approaches to managing older people using opiates and their risk of dependence

There is little doubt that opiates have transformed healthcare, particularly in relation to...

Features

NOP 30 years

Looking back at 30 years of older people’s nursing

Older people’s nurses remember three decades of challenges and developments in the specialty

Three decades of older people's nursing reflected in our pages

A dip into our archives, and the recollections of two former editors

Nursing older people with cancer

The final article in our series on how cancer affects different patient demographics

Intermediate care

Intermediate care: a stepping stone from hospital to community

How a multidisciplinary service is tackling the costly problem of delayed discharge

How nursing associates aim to add value to older people's care ...

The nursing associate role has opened up a new career pathway for Claire Stott and Laura...

Advance care planning system helps ensure people’s end of life wishes are met

Patients' digitally recorded end of life care preferences help healthcare professionals...

Opinion

ROS bone health exercise

How to exercise safely with osteoporosis

The Royal Osteoporosis Society has issued guidance on the advice nurses should give

Dementa_support

How an enhanced care initiative has improved dementia services

Introduction of an enhanced nursing care team has reduced use of costly support staff

Listening to music

Audio players project helps stimulate people with dementia

People with dementia are using simple music players to access audiobooks and radio/TV

Students

Importance of preventing pressure ulcers was highlighted by training

A student on placement gained confidence after training to manage pressure ulcers in older...

A good death

It is an honour to give someone the ‘right’ death

Caring for a dying patient and providing last offices helped nursing student Tristan Crombie...

Lessons learned in a hospice

A placement at a hospice will inform this student's practice for the rest of his career...

Careers

‘Don’t be too focused on the task at hand’

Admiral Nurse Sarah Oakwood on her ‘musts’ for working with older people

Care home support nurse

Primary care nurses must adapt ways of working due to an increase in frail older patients

'Getting services right for people with frailty is a must'

Frailty and dementia matron Beverley Marriott wants an integrated health and social care...

Jobs