Jennifer Trueland

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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

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Gloves off: how to implement greener infection control with one small change

RCN Nursing Award winner Robert Vicente’s tips on cutting waste while maintaining safety

Meaningful activities in care homes: how to incorporate them into everyday life

Advice and ideas to support staff with this fundamental aspect of care

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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Advance care planning: my tips for supporting patients in end of life decision-making

Our 2022 Patient’s Choice Award winner champions choice and communication to empower patients

Why I became a learning disability nurse – and why it is still so inspiring to me

Five nurses explain how they chose the specialty and what they love most about their role

Compassionate leadership: how to make it happen in your workplace

Empathy and inclusiveness can be hard to find in the hierarchies of the NHS

Opioids: when should you use them and what are the risks for patients?

The medications are used for managing acute pain but can cause side effects and addiction

Good continence care: tips and tools for nurses working in any setting

Find out how to ask patients the right questions, assess their symptoms and provide support

Nursing in social care: how leadership opportunities can change its image

Using career pathways and peer support to attract people to the sector

What is a nurse paramedic and could this master’s-level role suit you?

A new course integrates the two professions, allowing graduates to forge a new career path

Diagnostic overshadowing: the menopause and mental health

Menopause may be missed or misdiagnosed, preventing women from receiving the help they need

Why I became a children’s nurse – and why I still love it

Six nurses reveal why they chose children’s nursing and why it remains so rewarding

Why I chose older people’s nursing and find it so rewarding

Five nurses reflect on why they enjoy their work and what continues to inspire them

Is mental health nursing at risk of becoming a lost profession?

Entrants to the specialty are outnumbered by those leaving at a time of soaring demand

Partnership of equals: getting the most out of working with doctors

How to speak up for nursing in the multidisciplinary team, while promoting civility

Why career progression is a steeper climb for nurses trained overseas

Foreign nurses can find it harder to win promotion in the NHS – and that’s got to change

Supervision on clinical placement: relationships can make or break the experience

How to get practice learning right whether you’re the supervisor or the student

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