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End of life: new standards promise measurable care improvements in the community

Nurses in participating general practices will be adopting the Daffodil Standards

Helen Whyley

Helen Whyley takes up permanent post as RCN Wales director

New head says she is proud to lead the team that supports and advocates for nurses

RCN HQ

Nurses meet to start planning campaign for a safe staffing law

RCN members in England begin latest move to lobby government over nurse numbers

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Yvonne Coghill receiving CBE

Celebrate your work and others who have helped you at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019

Chair of judges Yvonne Coghill says her recent CBE ‘belongs to a lot of people’

Stressed nurse

Work-life balance driving increasing number of staff to leave the NHS

Health Foundation report highlights ‘worrying’ lack of improvement in retention rates

Dublin pickets

Irish nurses call off planned strike action

Nursing unions suspend industrial action to consider Labour Court's proposals

Evidence and Practice

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...

Open access
Role of nurses in supporting proactive deprescribing

Role of nurses in supporting proactive deprescribing

Find out about the importance of proactive deprescribing

Features

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

What’s in a #name?

Five years since its launch, the hellomynameis campaign is still promoting compassionate care

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

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

Older person

Malnutrition in the community: what you can do to support older people

Why it’s vital nurses recognise risk factors and challenge myths about weight loss and ageing

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

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

Digital tech developers need nurses’ know-how

Involving nurses in developing digital technologies would open an exciting career pathway

Jimmi Ronaldson

Is this your next challenge in emergency care?

A retrieval service role combines the fundamentals of nursing and the pressure of trauma care

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