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DNACPR discussions with patients and families: do you feel adequately prepared?

Advance care planning and the tools that can help you ask patients what matters to them

Learning disability and autism training: why my son’s death will not be in vain

New programme will help staff improve their skills and confidence when delivering care

Coping after baby loss: why I set up a ‘safe space’ peer support group

A senior staff nurse explains how it helped her return to work after two miscarriages

Secondary breast cancer: why we should advocate for equitable care and improved services

From art and poetry to better auditing: ways to keep pushing for better care for our patients

When the oncology cupboard is bare: the challenge of helping patients with rare cancers

Nurse specialist Alison Woods offers advice on supporting patients and easing their anxieties

Agency nurses and tax avoidance: if a scheme looks too good to be true, it probably is

HMRC’s advice on cutting loose of income tax arrangements that could land you in arrears

Developing knowledge and skills in cancer care will help future-proof the workforce

New guidance provides a toolkit for developing the cancer nursing workforce

Ideas welcome: how to innovate to improve patient care

All nurses can be leaders in innovation, whatever their job title, pay scale or experience

Bereavement support crisis: how should we shape future services?

Even before the pandemic, provision was inadequate. Share your views on joined-up support

If you are passionate about your work, become an active member of a nursing forum

Find a forum for your specialism, Nikki Morris urges nurses

How to help patients, families and carers find hope in a crisis

Constructive hope could help nurses respond appropriately when someone is seriously ill

Why do we have nursing standards and why are there so many?

Streamlining standards for nursing could make them more user-friendly and effective, says...

Overseas nurses: my tips to secure a successful nursing career in the UK

Nurse Sojan Varghese recounts his journey from Dubai to London

Glove use: the COVID-19-driven habit we need to break

The pandemic has blurred understanding of guidance, so it’s time we were clear on the basics

Why a nurse-led ‘sponge on a string’ test offers a fast alternative to endoscopy

Non-invasive alternative boosts early detection of oesophageal adenocarcinoma

People with cancer need nursing support to cope with the psychological toll of COVID

When social restrictions are eased the well-being of people with the disease will be vital

How COVID-19 changed our ways of working – for the better

Ward sister Aisling Grant says pandemic innovations will be useful for the future

Dying and bereavement: what patients and families want at the end of life

Why workforce gaps and overstretched services remain the biggest hurdle to getting it right

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