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Should I say sorry? How to handle complaints – and how to learn from them

While patient feedback can be difficult to hear, showing empathy may help resolve issues

2020 – a year like no other for the world in general and nurses in particular

Nurses reflect on how COVID-19 has changed what they do, and how they can shape the future

Why blood samples are rejected and how to reduce the risk of error

Diagnosis and treatment can be delayed if the lab says a sample is unsuitable to process
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COVID-19: end of life care and the lessons of the first wave

Marie Curie-Nursing Standard survey highlights the emotional toll of the pandemic on nurses

Back to school: how school nurses have coped with new-term challenges

Schoolchildren’s return has reduced health concerns, but school nurses have less access

Menopause at work: managing hot flushes and PPE

The workplace changes that can minimise discomfort for staff with menopause symptoms

Care home nurses’ survey reveals a sector facing huge challenges during pandemic

QNI report reveals care home sector had to make a number of difficult decisions

Nurses with long-COVID: why pacing yourself when back at work is essential

Staff struggling to recover from coronavirus need the support of employers – and colleagues

Recognising how conditions present on darker skin: is nurse training colour-blind?

Darker skin tones are often not included in clinical resources – including for COVID-19

Long-COVID: what nurses need to know about longer-term effects of the virus

How to support people who still have symptoms months after their initial infection

Coronavirus in the community: the innovations helping nursing services keep up

Collaboration has helped staff face the enormous challenges of community care

How nutrition can aid successful long-term recovery from COVID-19

Nutritional support is vital to help patients with the lasting effects of coronavirus

Nursing students: here’s how your training will look in the new academic year

Post-pandemic peak, universities plan to continue with initiatives such as online lessons

What happens to all the nurse well-being support and the wobble rooms now?

COVID-19: Not all employers will be keeping staff hubs open and parking free

Revalidation: steps to get your application back on track

COVID-19 work pressures have put paid to many nurses’ CPD plans – but help is at hand

Domestic violence: a nurse innovation helping people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities can be especially vulnerable to domestic violence and abuse

What will the ‘new normal’ look like for nursing?

COVID-19 is going to be with us for a while – as are some of the related changes to care

How to carry out remote consultations for people with asthma and COPD

Primary care nurses are having to transform their ways of working

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