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Devices promoting independence in people with dementia could lighten nurses’ workload

Imperial College scientists investigate technology that could transform individuals’ lives

Dame Donna Kinnair

Dame Donna Kinnair is named RCN general secretary

College appoints its acting head following months of ‘sterling leadership’

Emilia Clarke

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke named one of 100 most influential people in the world

Time magazine included the Game of Thrones star and nurse champion in its yearly list

Protected learning time

Nurses need protected time for training in learning disabilities and autism, says NMC

NMC issues response to ongoing government consultation on mandatory training

Ruth May opens Birch Centre

Workforce is priority, says England’s chief nurse after 100 days in post

Ruth May was speaking at launch of new children’s mental health centre

Ageism

NHS England urged to tackle ageism in cancer care

Older women with breast cancer are less likely to receive treatment, claims new report

Evidence and Practice

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...

Cognitive decline: can diet be a preventive or treatment option?

Cognitive decline: can diet be a preventive or treatment option?

Cognitive decline has been associated with and accepted as a consequence of ageing. Diets...

Attitudes and beliefs of healthcare workers about influenza vaccination

Attitudes and beliefs of healthcare workers about influenza vaccination

Background Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all healthcare workers (HCWs) to...

How healthcare professionals in acute settings construct identities for people with dementia

How healthcare professionals in acute settings construct identities for people with...

Background Healthcare professionals working in acute settings lack education and training in...

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...

Features

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...

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?

Opinion

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

Care home student placements

Boosting students' learning experiences in care homes

Collaborative working has enhanced the learning experience

Nurses should encourage people to talk about dying

Demystify palliative care and advance care planning by helping patients to talk about death

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

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...

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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

Jobs