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Nominate your colleague

A chance for ‘ordinary’ nurses to share, inspire and win recognition for their...

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards and help celebrate...

Nicky_Hayes

High-achieving nurse can inspire others

The RCNi Nurse Awards ceremony is a showcase of talent and achievement that live on beyond...

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Praising the outstanding nursing talent

What the newly-launched RCNi frailty resource (in conjunction with RCN Older people's forum...

TugOfWar

We need a new culture of care for older people

As the population ages, we need to end the tug of war between funding and innovation.

Jeremy Hunt

Survey reiterates the morale mantra, but Hunt still not listening

A new survey by Nursing Standard and the Sunday Mirror newspaper reinforces the obvious...

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End of life care

Nurses need access to high-quality education in end of life care

A new skills framework to improve end of life care is welcome, but practitioners must be...

Comment

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

How to inform service users quickly in dementia care

Nurses and people with dementia can work together to conduct research that informs services

Male nurse

The stereotypes and gender barriers that stop men working in hospices

A hospice nurse is caring, empathetic, kind and wise… so why is our image of that person...

The day to remember in older people's care...

With all the celebratory days, pressure injury prevention day is one worthy of a calendar...

Beth Britton & her father

‘Mum and I were confused as to why Dad would be given morphine’

Gosport case causes dementia campaigner to reflect on her father's treatment...

Expert advice

Matt Griffiths

Medicines management: How can we prevent older people from taking too many medicines?

Extending consultation times could enable practitioners to explore medication usage in more...

Reviews

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

Director of quality, nursing and patient safety, Jonathan Webster reviews The Handbook of...

Book review: Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing

PhD candidate Karen Rennie reviews Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing: A Person-Centred Guide for...

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Book review: Spirituality in Hospice Care

Drawing on research and philosophical literature, this book explores spirituality in...

Social Research Methods in Dementia Studies

Book review: Social Research Methods in Dementia Studies

A timely book on social research methods for people with dementia

Positive Communication: Activities to reduce isolation and improve the wellbeing of...

Useful activities to help boost confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing in older people

Book review: Confused, Angry, Anxious? Why working with older people in care can be...

Head of nursing care, Sue Paxton reviews Confused, Angry, Anxious? Why working with older...

Your views

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...

Music therapy

Music to your ears in therapy

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

Zika3

Risk prevention key in tackling Zika virus

Professor Viroj Wiwanitkit writes to Nursing Older People

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