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Patient-centred discussions about emergency treatment

CPR decisions: what the updated ReSPECT form means for nurses

Resuscitation Council UK says the form is more patient-centred to support informed decisions

International recruitment plans include funding flights and accommodation

Leaked: NHS plan to increase international recruitment by 41% to plug nurse staffing gap

NHS England confirms £29 million investment in international nurse recruits

Pat Cullen (centre) with striking nurses in December 2019

Nurse who led historic RCN strike is nominated in National Campaigner Awards

RCN Northern Ireland director Pat Cullen is nominee in outstanding leadership category

Violence against nurses: government plans to double prison sentence to two years

Extension to existing law will cover England and Wales

New dementia module for nurses

Dementia UK offers free online course for nurses on supporting families and carers

Six-part module gives insight into the impact of dementia

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Montage of Nursing Standard images, showing four recent journal covers

Nursing Standard in the running for two health journalism awards

RCNi’s flagship title nominated for Editor of the Year and Podcast of the Year

Evidence and Practice

Dignity, well-being and identity: a qualitative study of older people’s interpretations of how healthcare workers speak to them

Dignity, well-being and identity: a qualitative study of older people’s interpretations...

Why you should read this article: • To understand how the way nurses speak to older people...

Meaningful activity in advanced dementia

Meaningful activity in advanced dementia

Why you should read this article: • To acknowledge that the research base for meaningful...

Developing a dementia care leaders’ toolkit for older patients with cognitive impairment

Developing a dementia care leaders’ toolkit for older patients with cognitive impairment

Why you should read this article: • To understand the acute hospital experiences of older...

Picture shows a group of older people hiking in the countryside

How do I encourage older people to become physically active?

Types of physical activity that can benefit older adults and some suggested resources

How can identifying and grading frailty support older people in acute and community settings?

How can identifying and grading frailty help in acute and community settings?

Designing bespoke services for individuals with frailty in the community and hospital

Open access
Improving the provision of nutritional care for people living with dementia in care homes

Improving the provision of nutritional care for people living with dementia in care...

How care home staff can improve nutritional care for people living with dementia

Features

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Safeguarding against the odds: ‘this highlights what learning disability nurses do’

Patient’s Choice award nominee Marie Perry ‘went all out’ to ensure a young man’s safety

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Cardiac arrest on a long-haul flight: ‘this brave young nurse saved my life’

As a nursing student, Patient’s Choice nominee Isobel Corrie gave CPR to a fellow passenger

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Rebecca Betts-Richards

A champion for people with personality disorders: ‘our nurse always puts us first’

How Patient’s Choice nominee Rebecca Betts-Richards supports mental health service users

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HIV nurse specialist ‘helped me rediscover my sense of purpose and self-confidence’

Mary Makarau has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for her compassionate care

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The nursing home team that helped me fight for a ‘second life’

Patient’s Choice nominee Rekha Govindan changed the prognosis for a man given weeks to live

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Support when families need it most: ‘health visitors may not know the impact they have’

Patient’s Choice nominee Noreen Ferguson helped a family deal with their son’s diagnosis

Opinion

Keeping older patients active: undoing the adverse effects of lockdown

The challenge of addressing deconditioning, that unwelcome by-product of social distancing

The value and ethics of dementia research in the wake of COVID-19

Researchers are keen for findings on the effects of the pandemic, but sensitivity must be considered

Care homes and COVID-19: the hidden impact of visiting restrictions

Without steps to allow families access, the psychological effect of lockdowns will be immense

Students

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Phone project helps to ease the loneliness of lockdown

Easing loneliness in lockdown: the nursing student initiative that’s just a call away

Making phone calls to isolated older people also help students develop communication skills

A nurse sits talking to a nursing home resident as he undertakes a craft activity

Dementia at the end of life: why every nursing student needs to learn about it

An Admiral Nurse explains how she uses hospice placements to deepen nursing students’ understanding

The students are asked ‘questions that are often challenging’

How teaching children about dementia helps you become a better communicator

Innovative resource helps nursing students improve children’s awareness of the condition

Careers

Nursing patients with frailty: how to create a complex needs team

Combining the skills of a frailty nurse and a GP to provide holistic care in the community

Dementia awareness and diagnosis: looking beyond the learning disability

How an Admiral nurse aims to empower individuals and help nurses identify early age dementia

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Remote support for families during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: supporting people with dementia during the pandemic

How an Admiral nurse has adapted her role to help families cope during the crisis

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