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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

Student in community

Promising guaranteed placements in primary care is unrealistic, say nursing leaders

Pledge in new GP contract seeks to boost equality between nursing and medical students

Evidence and Practice

Identifying and differentiating stroke and stroke mimics

Identifying and differentiating stroke and stroke mimics

Why you should read this article: • To understand how to differentiate between stroke and a...

Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses

Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses

Discover the physical and psychosocial benefits of laughter therapy for patients and nurses

Nurse specialist

Divisional review of the nurse specialist role

How nurse specialists can contribute to high-quality patient care and outcomes

Effective intercultural communication in nursing

Effective intercultural communication in nursing

Extend your understanding of effective communication with people from other cultures

Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage

Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage

Why you should read this article: • To enable you to outline the various types and...

Legal implications of pressure injuries: experience of a tissue viability nurse expert

Legal implications of pressure injuries: experience of a tissue viability nurse expert

Why you should read this article: • To understand the process of assessing tissue viability...

Features

nurse listens to patient

Three minutes to save a life: the course designed to raise suicide awareness

University initiative aims to equip all staff and students to support people at risk

Pauline Angell

Adapting the NEWS early warning tool to assess patients in the community

Creating baseline measurements in the patient’s own home ‘makes perfect sense’

Claire Campbell

The impact of nutritional care on patient outcomes

Why getting people eating well can be the key to getting everything right

Sam Owen and patient

How a hospital food plan can tackle more than nutrition

Communal dining and food waste reduction go hand in hand with the Food for Life programme

Effects of bullying

How I’m undoing the damage caused by workplace bullying

A nurse describes the professional and personal consequences of bullying by her manager

H Michelle Johnson

A mentor can open up opportunities you didn’t know existed

A BME nurse leader explains how her mentors guided her through daunting career challenges

Opinion

Our chance to raise the status of nurses

With 2020 named Year of the Nurse and Midwife, this is our moment, says Nursing Now director

Readers’ panel: Should nurses be allowed to take naps on night shifts?

The Health Foundation is funding research on support for staff working night shifts

Jane Bates: How art helped me cope with the tough times

Jane Bates recalls how art galleries helped heal the stress of work as a nursing student

Students

Child at a training session

Planting the seeds of sepsis education

A trip to India by RCNi student award winner helped her share infection control knowledge

Toast

Breakfast battle taught me to take the time to care

A patient’s refusal to eat toast that was cut the wrong way changed a nursing student’s ideas

Pet owner

The simple intervention that eases pet owners’ anxiety when they’re in hospital

My innovative ‘pet card’ helps patients plan who will look after their animals

Careers

A strategy to gain confidence at work

Being aware of your skills and strengths will give you confidence when applying for a new job

The best way to beat bullies at work

Bullying and harassment are a problem in the NHS, but there are strategies to help you cope

nurse researcher with a patient

Nursing and clinical research: let’s look at the impact of nurses

Without the wide spectrum of nursing roles in research there wouldn’t be excellent practice

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