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Parkinson’s: what you might not know about the condition

The world’s fastest-growing neurological condition is not just a disease of older people

Presents from patients: when is accepting a Christmas gift not allowed?

Patients may want to show appreciation, but there are rules about gifts to staff

ECT: what is it, what should it be used to treat and is it effective?

An audit of UK electroconvulsive therapy services has highlighted questions around its use

Coping with work stress: are you turning to food, alcohol or antidepressants?

Our well-being survey suggests many nurses are struggling to find healthy outlets for stress

Trauma-informed care: why it should be part of every nurse’s practice

One in three adults has experienced trauma, which can affect mental and physical health

Diabetes distress and denial: finding ways to help patients cope with their diagnosis

For some people, diagnosis and the ensuing lifestyle changes can be overwhelming

How to improve patient care – and save the planet at the same time

Small sustainable changes can make a huge impact on the health of your patients and the world

Pre-operative anxiety: how to help patients prepare for surgery

Communication and planning are vital – as is knowing how much the patient wants to know

Moving on: how to give notice with grace and not burn your bridges

The pandemic prompted many staff to rethink their careers. Here’s how to plan and do it well

No gimmicks or empty gestures: the well-being support staff really need

Tea tents are no use if you can’t take a tea break; initiatives should start with the basics

Alcohol and substance misuse among nurses: overcoming fear and stigma to ask for help

Pandemic pressures have contributed to problems for many, but support is available

Delirium types, causes and signs – and how to manage the risk

Tips on recognising this common medical emergency and reducing post-operative risk

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination: what you need to know, and could the flu jab be next?

How the rule change will affect you, plus addressing vaccine hesitancy

When a patient asks for help to die: what the law says, plus how to respond

With debate continuing over changing the law on assisted dying, here’s what you need to know

Race and recruitment in the NHS: the reality for black, Asian and minority ethnic nurses

How colleagues, managers and organisations can eliminate bias from recruitment practices

Periods at work: is nurses’ health at risk through long shifts and lack of breaks?

Nurses face discomfort and anxiety because menstrual health is not a workplace priority

Dying at home: not enough community staff to support a good death, nurses say

Survey highlights ‘perfect storm’ of too few staff and more end of life care at home

Anticipatory prescribing: how to use it to improve care of patients at the end of life

Access to ‘just in case’ medications is fundamental to compassionate palliative care

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