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two faces rendered as masks face each other, the same woman stands behind each. In one version of the woman, she is dressed as a nurse

When nurse and carer roles collide: the pressures of nursing a dying loved one

Delivering end of life care can change a family relationship

Shelina Begum, mother of Tafida Raqueeb, speaking outside court

Ethical nursing practice means being willing to show moral courage – despite the risks

Develop the confidence to have a say in complex decision-making

Picture shows Alison Woods with her mother. She describes her contrasting feelings as a nurse and a daughter when called to her mother’s bedside as she lay dying.

End of life care: my experience as a nurse and daughter

Nurse Alison Woods describes her contrasting emotions during her mum's final days

The HIV/Aids ribbon pinned on a nurse's uniform

HIV: if we can achieve normalised testing we’ll be helping to banish the stigma for good

As nurses, let’s build on all the advances that have transformed care since the bleak 1980s

illustration shows figures holding hands in a circle – most are in blue but some are picked out in red

Nursing shortage: the nettle politicians struggle to grasp

The NHS workforce crisis needs joined-up government action, not empty election promises

Conservative party leader Boris Johnson and Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn during the live TV election debate

Election promises don’t go far enough to remedy our nurse and student shortfalls

Funding for nurse education needs to be across the board, not robbing Peter to pay Paul

illustration shows frightened man, woman and bawling child as nurse approaches with a syringe

With childhood immunisation rates falling, it’s time to ramp up the scare tactics

Parents should be spared no detail about the reality of diseases like diphtheria and polio

Apologising when things go wrong is part of providing compassionate patient care

How to say sorry to patients and their families

Apologising when things go wrong is part of compassionate care – but you have to get it right

Stop blaming nurses for malnutrition in older people

Focus instead on the widespread myths in the community about healthy eating

Picture shows a woman talking to a counsellor about anxiety and depression. A five-year initiative by the WHO seeks to ensure access to high quality and affordable mental health care for an additional 100 million people in 12 countries.

WHO’s $60 million mental health initiative should not ignore nursing

Nurses are strangely absent from the World Health Organization’s five-year mental health plan

Picture shows a scene from the movie Joker in which the star, Joaquin Phoenix, wearing clown makeup, is looking at a mirror on which has been written, ‘Put on a happy face.’ The article argues that Joker’s portrayal of mental illness is worrying. 

Joker distorts link between mental illness and violence

Joker is playing to packed cinemas, but its portrayal of mental illness is worrying

illustration shows a road that forks, with sign pointing left showing obese people, sign on right showing people of healthy weight

Put that snack away: childhood obesity and the case for banning food on public transport

The idea of outlawing train picnics sounds extreme, but there’s wisdom in it

Let’s talk about the menopause at work

After struggling with symptoms, a nurse chief executive is promoting a culture of openness

There’s no such thing as a textbook heart attack

Nurses need to know the truth about myocardial infarction – it could save patients’ lives

‘No health without mental health’ should be the maxim of all adult nursing students

A new University of Exeter programme gives equal priority to mental and physical health

What well-resourced nursing practice can achieve – if nations invest in it

We need a world where governments pay nurses more, and pay for more nurses

Record-keeping guidance: 6 tips to make documenting your work easier

A staff nurse shares her tips for effective record-keeping

Glove use in patient care: do you know when to wear them and when not to?

They have a place in infection prevention and control, but are no substitute for hand hygiene

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