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Higher body mass index linked with lower subjective well-being

Study evaluated the link between subjective well-being and cardiometabolic health

Risk factors for non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease

Non-dopaminergic symptoms include dementia, hallucinations and apathy

Assessing patients for intermittent self-catheterisation

Study looked at types of catheter available for intermittent use

Flu jab

Flu vaccine: NHS trusts remain silent on how they manage staff who refuse it

NHS Improvement advised redeployment to ensure patient safety in ‘higher-risk’ departments

NHS strategy targets diversity at senior manager level

Action plan says organisations should set targets for BME representation in leadership roles

Scottish parliament

Nursing and workforce spending to go up in Scotland

Scottish Government announces budget increase – but warns of challenges to come

Evidence and Practice

Practice of Namaste Care for people living with dementia in the UK

Practice of Namaste Care for people living with dementia in the UK

Originating in the US, Namaste Care aims to improve quality of life for people with advanced...

Why is future care planning so important for people living with frailty?

Why early conversations about end of life care are essential for people living with frailty

4AT assessment

Improving the identification of patients with delirium using the 4AT assessment

Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric disorder that all those working with older people will...

Older people with dementia

Challenges of implementing and embedding a programme to improve care for older people...

The authors took part in a national research project that evaluated an intervention to...

Skin health

Maintaining skin health in older people

Skin changes associated with age are inevitable. Ageing is associated with structural and...

Developing a holistic, multidisciplinary community service for frail older people

Developing a holistic, multidisciplinary community service for frail older people

This article explores the development of an ambulatory community service that demonstrates...

Features

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...

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Managing transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals

This is the fourth in a series of six articles that aim to encourage nurse leaders to...

Care home staff with resident

Social care in crisis: your questions answered

Can the government come up with a solution that works for individuals, carers and staff?

Changing perceptions of careers in adult social care

This feature in our careers series profiles a clinical care supervisor who is changing...

Using neighbourhood networks to enable people to die at home

In a pioneering initiative, family and friends share end of life care with community nurses

Opinion

Free
grey skin visible through breaks in young skin

Bravo to author of article about ageism and its implications for nursing practice

Nursing student is a role model of inclusive attitudes and behaviours

Dementia

NHS CHC does not reflect the cultural needs of all people with dementia

We need to ensure people from BME backgrounds have equitable access to NHS Continuing...

The Care Certificate: a step in the right direction?

Care Certificate is a step on the right path for carer training, suggests report evaluation

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

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

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‘I love to see residents happy and content, and their relatives reassured’

Julie Newman, manager of Ivybank House care home, Falkirk, reflects on her career to date

'A sense of humour is a must in care of older people'...

Pablo Vilar on why there are more challenges ahead for care workers

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