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Nurses offer spiritual care as part of their everyday practice, for example, by holding a patient's hand or asking what matters to them

Why spiritual care is not as abstract as you may think

It’s already part of your everyday nursing practice – whether you are aware of it or not

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women discussing menopause in the workplace, using an information leaflet to help them

Menopause: it’s time to revolutionise what The Change means for nurses at work

Employers must recognise nursing is especially challenging for women who are in the menopause

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Nurse leans against a window, puffing out her cheeks and looking exhausted

No time for a break: nurses reveal what short-staffing is doing to their well-being

Whole shifts without a sip of water show what the national nurse shortage looks like close-up

A group of students in a corridor. The next generation need our support to thrive in nursing. Picture: iStock

To the nurses of tomorrow – hello and welcome

Take a look at our resources for nursing’s next generation, and existing workforce

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A nurse asks another about their well-being

Tell us about your well-being at work – and what can be done to improve it

Our Nursing Standard survey will be used to influence policymakers

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Return-to-practice nurse

NHS People Plan promises are simple – but keeping them won’t be

Pledges in the interim plan need to be backed up with concrete action on staffing

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End of life care survey makes compelling case for staffing law

Nursing Standard-Marie Curie survey reveals impact of staff shortages on nurses and patients

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Flavia Munn

Will convicting violent patients be an effective deterrent against attacks on nurses?

Trusts are taking legal action in a bid to put an end to violent attacks on NHS staff

nurse talks to team colleagues

If someone asked you what your success looked like, could you tell them?

Stand-out entries in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019 team category set their goals at the outset

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Good communication is essential to good care

Communication – with patients and colleagues – is a running theme in this month’s content

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Lynn Eaton

‘Big picture’ political issues become nurses’ daily reality

While the RCN and the country face uncertain times, nursing care continues

RCN HQ

RCN no confidence vote: I hope the situation doesn’t become a political football

Turmoil at the RCN should not distract us from what really matters – elevating nursing care

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Welcome to an amazing career

It’s a time of year when nurses are starting their careers, and they deserve encouragement
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A new editor, a new format, but the same high standards

Nursing Standard’s new editor Lynn Eaton invites readers to help shape the news

RCN Nurse of the Year 2018 does the profession proud

Angela Hall’s innovative work has transformed the care of people with heart conditions

Nurses’ well-being is the key to workforce crisis

Ensuring staff can take breaks would encourage more to stay

Is this the best pay offer NHS nurses can hope for? Yes, probably

The NHS pay proposal clearly doesn’t please everyone, but it is almost certainly the best...
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A new-look website to suit your needs

Enhanced websites and a new app accompany the launch of our new, monthly Nursing Standard,...

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