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Young-onset dementia

Nurse highlights ‘gaping void’ in care for people with young-onset dementia

Fiona Chaâbane says services lack specific skills to meet needs of this patient group

Biosensor device

New three-minute sepsis detection test ‘could save thousands of lives’

Experts hope low-cost biomarker test will be available in the NHS in three to five years

Counselling

Create robust post-trauma and mental health support for staff, report advises

Health Education England commission recommends 33 improvements

Top Gun

Watching Tom Cruise and Mr Bean could help people with dementia

Charity Dementia UK recommends films to improve mood and engagement

woman lags behind men in race

Gender pay gap: male nurses disproportionately represented in profession’s top jobs

Men reach higher Agenda for Change pay grades faster than women – London South Bank study

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End of life: new standards promise measurable care improvements in the community

Nurses in participating general practices will be adopting the Daffodil Standards

Evidence and Practice

Quality of life

Understanding quality of life and well-being for people living with advanced dementia

Aim To investigate the quality of life (QoL) and well-being of people living with advanced...

Ethical practice in dementia care

Ethical practice in dementia care

This article draws on a range of case study examples from dementia care and explains how...

Living well in older age: what can we learn from the Japanese experience?

Living well in older age: what can we learn from the Japanese experience?

Japan has the most aged population in the world. Not only do people live longer in Japan,...

Sexuality and sexual intimacy in later life

Sexuality and sexual intimacy in later life

Sexuality is as important in older age as it is throughout life, and its expression can be...

Simulation-based training to teach nurses skills in falls assessment and prevention

Simulation-based training to teach nurses skills in falls assessment and prevention

A simulation-based training course was designed to support the development of nurses’ skills...

Experiencs

Older people’s feedback on care

What are the best ways of capturing and drawing on older people’s experiences of care to...

Features

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...

Tenacity, passion and visible leadership are vital in older people’s care

This article in our careers series profiles an assistant director of nursing who wants staff

Older LGBT people find a welcome at the rainbow café

How nurses can support people facing memory loss, isolation and the fear of discrimination?

Delivering personalised and coordinated end of life care

A ward sister discusses how to provide the best end of life care for patients

Hospice care: ‘a unique opportunity’

Faith Slater on why she needs to use every skill she has to support families experiencing...

Angela Hall

Outstanding nurses whose compassion and innovation won recognition

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to nominate yourself or a colleague...

Opinion

Older person

Malnutrition in the community: what you can do to support older people

Why it’s vital nurses recognise risk factors and challenge myths about weight loss and ageing

Free

Where could an RCNi Nurse Awards nomination take your project?

Commitment to Carers award nominees have helped tackle crucial issues for unpaid carers

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How can we ease the burden of shopping for older people?

A new board game helps nurses engage with the challenges of shopping for older people

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

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‘I would add a seventh C: the ability to remain calm’

Advanced nurse practitioner Ann Collins describes the qualities needed in her job

Hugh Masters

Forget any myths about nursing careers in dementia care – we’re at the cutting edge

Hugh Masters on why care of people with dementia is at the forefront of nursing innovation

My job: 'Nursing is not a job, it’s a calling'...

Nursing home team leader Paula McCafferty on quelling patient anxiety with staff interaction

Jobs