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Zahawi ridiculed over claim nurses’ strikes will aid Putin

Nurses criticise Nadhim Zahawi for reframing their strike in light of war in Ukraine

Cardiovascular risk post-COVID: how to make your nursing interventions count

Spotting early signs of heart failure and ways to minimise impact of service delays

Kate Price (right) and Catherine Lacey run one-hour sessions at the Good Grief Café at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London

Grief café helps community nurses cope with patient deaths

Café is an informal space to discuss loss, death and dying and how they affect nurses

ICUs and high dependency units exempt from nurses’ strike action

RCN confirms that chemotherapy, dialysis and critical care units won’t be affected by strike

A nurse immunises a child against measles at a clinic in the town of Chitungwiza, 20km from the Zimbabwe capital of Harare

Nurses coming to work in UK after ‘forced migration’ from Zimbabwe

Thousands of nurses faced with broken agreements and withheld pay have flocked to the UK

Lucy Letby: infant ‘received IV feed contaminated with insulin’

Nurse accused of attempting to murder baby by injecting synthetic insulin into his nutrition

Evidence and Practice

Managing type 1 diabetes in school children: knowledge and attitudes of primary school teachers in Greece

Managing type 1 diabetes in school children

Exploring perceptions and attitudes towards the management of type 1 diabetes in schools

Alternatives to opioids for managing chronic pain: a patient education programme in the US

Alternatives to opioids for managing chronic pain

How a US-based pilot project supported patients to manage their pain and reduce opiods use

Exploring how preceptorship could improve the experiences of newly registered nurses transitioning into primary care

How preceptorship could improve the experience of transitioning into primary care

Newly registered nurses can experience transition shock while adapting to changes

Exploring the challenges and opportunities to address childhood immunisation hesitancy in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Addressing childhood immunisation hesitancy in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Exploring the challenges and opportunities of childhood immunisation hesitancy

Indwelling pleural catheter insertion for the management of malignant pleural effusion: exploring patients’ experiences

Indwelling pleural catheter insertion for the management of malignant pleural effusion

Exploring patients’ experiences of living at home with an indwelling pleural catheter

Long term conditions: three ways to give patients the confidence to self-care

Long term conditions: three ways to give patients the confidence to self-care

Teaching self-care can be woven into the routine conversations nurses have with patients

Features

Young onset dementia: how to spot it, and the symptoms you might not expect

Providing support for patients and their families, who crave tailored, age-appropriate care

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Using every team member’s skills to improve the patient experience

The One Step at a Time initiative was set up following a nurse’s own experience of cancer

When patients withhold facts: how to spot untruths and encourage openness

‘White lies’ can jeopardise care, but they may just be a way to avoid judgement

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Alison Bunce

‘Start with just one act of kindness’: meet the RCN Nurse of the Year 2022

Alison Bunce created a community initiative that puts compassion first

End of life: how to discuss advance care planning with patients

Advice on initiating conversations, communicating clearly and establishing what patients want

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

Opinion

Self harm: new guidance to help in your care of the vulnerable

New NICE guidance offers advice on caring for people who have self-harmed

Is laughing gas safe and what can I tell recreational users about managing their risk?

Evidence-based advice on the health implications of inhaling nitrous oxide

We need to recognise our value as nurses now more than ever

Such challenging times encourages primary care nurses to assess what else is possible

Students

How to show leadership and organisation skills as a nursing student

Students on GP placement found ‘lost’ patients who were missing out on vital diabetes care

What a career in community nursing really looks like – and where to start

QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman shares tips and resources in this helpful video

What to expect from a clinical placement in a care home

Seize the chance to develop skills in person-centred care for people with complex needs

Careers

Virtual wards: what are they and what do they mean for different nursing roles?

Services combine remote, hands-on and holistic nursing care – with new roles to match

Are you a super-helper? How to ditch the guilt and avoid burnout

Super-helpers won’t say no to helping people even when it affects their well-being

What does an occupational health nurse do and could it be the role for me?

Find out about a varied career that can be in the NHS or anywhere in the world of work

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