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The benefits of making time to be kind

It can seem difficult when you’re under pressure, but showing kindness really does make a

Colorectal: an underrated specialty

Choosing an unglamorous specialty was never an issue for colorectal consultant nurse Fiona

No longer a backwater, care homes offer a career

Care homes can be vibrant places to work, with a clear career structure

Vulnerable patients: look beyond the obvious

Patients may want to hide frailties or fears, so adopt a curious attitude towards those in...

How to challenge the misguided assumptions we all make

You cannot take back an insensitive comment, but you can minimise the risk of it happening

How to help colleagues during real-life dramas

Supporting a nurse who is struggling can be difficult, but just listening is a good start

‘More bang for your buck’ at this year’s RCN congress

Four-day event in Belfast will offer a range of learning sessions and CPD opportunities

Show courage: Don't be afraid to ask your manager for support...

It's part of a nurse's role to offer kindness and care, but how brave do they feel when...
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Develop your career and learn to look after yourself at RCNi jobs fair

Self-care workshop will emphasise importance of work-life balance

Tapping into the wisdom of learning disabilities nurses

The RCN wants all acute hospitals to have 24-hour access to a learning disabilities liaison...

Challenges and rewards of volunteer nursing in Bangladesh

Working in volunteer emergency nursing teams overseas is challenging but also rewarding and...

Strategies to avoid feeling overwhelmed by pressure at work

Feeling overwhelmed and panicky at work does not make you a bad nurse. It just means you...

Small changes can make a big difference

When organisations are stretched to the limit, it may seem as if nothing you do could...

Dealing with conflict Part 2: Managing misinformed patients

Easy access to medical information brings benefits for patients but only if the information...

Voluntary work in India was rewarding, but made me thankful for our NHS

Ann Russell returned from a trip doing voluntary nursing in India full of praise for the NHS...

Telling the story of work: be kind to yourself to gain resilience

Recounting our own stories, and listening to those of others, is vital in reshaping the...

Dealing with conflict Part 1: Within the team

Working in a caring profession does not give you immunity from tensions with colleagues...

Enabling patients with MS to take control of continence issues

A nurse specialising in multiple sclerosis drew on his earlier experience in urology to...

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