Opinion

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M is for memorable: how to harness mnemonics to help you retrieve key information, fast

Tips on using word patterns to boost recall of important clinical information and tasks

Kindness in the workplace – we all need it, but do we have time to practise it?

With many nursing staff feeling near to breaking point, acts of compassion are essential

High blood pressure risk in black communities: how to reduce health inequality

Black people are at disproportionate risk of hypertension, but tailored care changes that

Let’s find common ground to end nurses’ strikes

Health minister Maria Caulfield wants talks on pay, conditions and workload to continue

What battle-weary nurses need right now is the certainty staffing ratios would bring

NHS is crying out for nurse-to-patient ratios as part of a system-wide workforce plan

‘Just in-case’ medicines at the end of life: how we can optimise their use

Anticipatory drugs can be a source of distress, but explaining their role may reassure

Expert advice

I received a parking fine while on duty – should I appeal?

Our helpful guide to dealing with penalty charges for work-related stops

Hot, healthy food at work: what the new NHS standards will mean for you

England’s trusts are to be held to higher standards of catering and food options

Moral injury: what to do if are affected by it, and how to reduce the risk

Being forced to make decisions that go against your morals can take an emotional toll

Menopause: guidance on support for NHS staff who are struggling with symptoms

NHS advice marks a cultural shift to foster openness and improve women’s working lives

Sex and intimacy in care homes: what you need to know

How nurses can ensure residents express their sexuality with an awareness of safeguards

Mandatory learning disability and autism training: what you can expect

Oliver McGowan programme aims to address health inequalities and prevent avoidable deaths

Editorial

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Why our well-being and self-care is as important as the people we care for

A rise in flu cases will add to the pressure on nurses over the winter months

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Rejecting the burden myth: why we must reframe society’s view of older people’s care

Specialty needs greater recognition to allow nurses to improve care for this complex cohort

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It’s not always kind to keep older people in bed

By encouraging mobility and social activities, we can promote frail people’s health

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It could be you: Nursing Older People seeks consultant editor

Role includes providing strategic direction and guidance on content and deadline is 30 June

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Workplace culture is crucial to our future vision of healthcare

Care failings need to be addressed in older people’s nursing and other settings

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Time to take stock of how older people’s care could look post-pandemic

Nicky Hayes looks at the opportunities and issues posed by COVID-19

Your views

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

Nursing student is a role model of inclusive attitudes and behaviours

Readers panel: Are smartphone consultations a threat to traditional GP services?

A 24-hour service offering GP consultations via video link or smartphones has been launched for NHS patients in greater London. Nursing Standard readers have their say

Music therapy

Music to your ears in therapy

Alternative therapies, such as music therapy, could reduce the need for psychotropic drug use in dementia.

Zika3

Risk prevention key in tackling Zika virus

Professor Viroj Wiwanitkit writes to Nursing Older People

Reviews

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Book review: Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Consultant nurse for older people Nicky Hayes reviews this publication on end of life care

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Book review: Somebody I used to know

Admiral Nurse Wendy Mountford reviews Wendy Mitchell’s dementia memoir

Book review: The Handbook of Person-Centred Therapy and Mental Health

Director of quality, nursing and patient safety, Jonathan Webster reviews The Handbook of Person-Centred Therapy and Mental Health

Book review: Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing

PhD candidate Karen Rennie reviews Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing: A Person-Centred Guide for People with Dementia, Their Partners, Caregivers and Professionals

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Book review: Spirituality in Hospice Care

Drawing on research and philosophical literature, this book explores spirituality in hospices and end of life care

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Book review: Social Research Methods in Dementia Studies

A timely book on social research methods for people with dementia

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