An ethnographic study of human dignity in nursing practice
Professional values can be defined as the preferred standards of action that are shared by all members of a profession (Altun, 2002; Martin et al., 2003) and which serve as a benchmark for excellence (Zoboli and Schveitzer, 2013). As a result of the professionalization of nursing, a number of official bodies and associations (AACN, 2008; ANA, 2001; International Council of Nurses (ICN), 2012; Royal College of Nursing, 2008) proposed a set of professional nursing values, one of which was respect for human dignity, defined as showing consideration and respect towards others and acknowledging their worth as individuals (AACN,...
Source: Nursing Outlook - February 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: ML Martin-Ferreres, MA De Juan Pardo, Porras L Bardallo, Moya JL Medina Source Type: research

The Royal College of Nursing's quest to improve recruitment.
Abstract Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses a recent report by the Royal College of Nursing calling for the Government to change the system of funding for nurse education. PMID: 30673315 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - January 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

An initiative to improve the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.
Abstract Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses a recent guidance report from the Royal College of Nursing, designed to enhance the safeguarding of adults at risk of abuse. PMID: 30281342 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - October 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Royal College of Nursing calls for second Brexit referendum
The Royal College of Nursing has written to political party leaders  asking them to support a referendum on the final Brexit deal. (Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal)
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - August 30, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Problems affecting the continuing professional development of nurses.
Abstract Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses the difficulties nurses have in accessing continuing professional development, as highlighted by a Royal College of Nursing report. PMID: 29953283 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Patients are being turned away from sexual health services, RCN report reveals
Sexual and reproductive health services in England are under threat because of staff shortages, according to a  report published by the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal)
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - May 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Nurses first: so that patients can receive first rate care
Journal of Public Mental Health,Volume 17, Issue 1, Page 45-48, March 2018. Purpose Through the discussion of two case studies, the purpose of this paper is to suggest that nurses may drive themselves to achieve the impossible. Professional bodies and health care expert emphasise the importance of always putting the interests, health and wellbeing of patients first. Could this be at the expense of nurses ’ health, thus limiting their capacity to provide quality care for their patients? Design/methodology/approach The two case studies discussed offer examples of how two nurses nearly lost their lives in their personal...
Source: Journal of Public Mental Health - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Self-Tracking, Governmentality, and Nursing and Midwifery Council's (2016) Revalidation Policy
In April 2016 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced a new revalidation continuous professional development (CPD) policy. This policy states that revalidation is the responsibility of nurses, and although employers are urged to support the revalidation process, the NMC clearly states that employers have no legal requirement to provide either time or funds for the CPD activities of nurses and midwives (NMC, 2014, 2016; Royal College of Nursing, 2016). The aim of this professional development policy is to ensure that nurses and midwives maintain their professional competency and to promote public safety and confi...
Source: Nurse Education Today - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Rosemary M. Lanlehin Source Type: research

Royal College of Nursing's Standards for Infusion Therapy: an overview.
PMID: 29368570 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - January 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Nicholson J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Development and regulation of advanced nurse practitioners in the UK and internationally.
This article summarises the development of the ANP role in the UK and internationally, and issues relating to regulation. Globally, ANPs are regulated by one of three different bodies: nationally by central government or a professional body, or locally by employers. In the UK, the role is regulated by local procedures, relying on employers to make decisions about the scope and preparation for practice. Some of the challenges in the UK in relation to ANP regulation are discussed, including variations in scope, organisational constraints and lack of support. These challenges are exacerbated by a lack of role clarity, thereby...
Source: Nursing Standard - November 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: King R, Tod A, Sanders T Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

A survey of staffing levels in paediatric diabetes services throughout the UK
Abstract AimsTo assess staffing levels of healthcare professionals involved in the care of children and young people with diabetes in the UK. MethodsA web‐based questionnaire was distributed to lead consultant paediatricians from all paediatric diabetes services in the UK between October and December 2014. Data on staffing levels and other aspects of diabetes services were collected and differences between the four nations of the UK and across the 10 English diabetes networks were explored. ResultsSome 175 services (93%) caring for 29 711 children and young people aged ≤ 24 years with diabetes participa...
Source: Diabetic Medicine - November 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: D. Charalampopoulos, R. Amin, J. T. Warner, R. M. Viner, F. Campbell, J. A. Edge, T. Stephenson, , Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Royal College of Nursing response to the draft standards for nurses.
Abstract Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, University of Southampton, discusses the Royal College of Nursing's response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council consultation on standards to be finalised in spring 2018. PMID: 29125344 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - November 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Demands on community nurse mentors: Are new models for practice necessary?
This article will examine the challenges and benefits to community nursing of adopting new models of mentorship delivery. PMID: 28956965 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Community Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Community Nursing - September 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Ball J Tags: Br J Community Nurs Source Type: research

RN4CAST@IT ‐Ped: nurse staffing and children's safety
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Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing - September 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Loredana Sasso, Annamaria Bagnasco, Paolo Petralia, Silvia Scelsi, Milko Zanini, Gianluca Catania, Giuseppe Aleo, Nicoletta Dasso, Silvia Rossi, Roger Watson, Walter Sermeus, Giancarlo Icardi, Linda H. Aiken Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

What are community nurses experiences of assessing frailty and assisting in planning subsequent interventions?
Abstract With an ageing population and increasing focus on community care, this study aimed to explore the experiences of community nurses in assessing frailty and planning interventions around frailty. Six community nurses were recruited for face-to-face semi-structured interviews as part of this qualitative study which was underpinned by a competence framework ( Royal College of Nursing, 2009 ). Thematic analysis was used and frailty was identified as an emerging topic within practice. Participants discussed several aspects associated with frailty; however, some uncertainty around the concept of frailty and its ...
Source: British Journal of Community Nursing - September 2, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Britton H Tags: Br J Community Nurs Source Type: research

RCN calls for social media campaign to increase meningitis vaccination uptake
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is urging school leavers to get vaccinated against meningitis and says the government should launch an urgent social media campaign to encourage them to before fresher ’s week begins. (Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal)
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - August 18, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Are health visiting and school nursing in crisis?
Abstract Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses a report from the Royal College of Nursing on the significant decline in the number of school nurses and health visitors. PMID: 28745970 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Investigating the attitudes of nurses who are obese.
Conclusion Obesity is often considered to be the result of an individual's lifestyle choices; however, nurses may experience environmental constraints in relation to their working practices that may affect their ability to lead healthy lifestyles. These factors should be addressed to reduce the high levels of obesity in the nursing workforce. PMID: 28699463 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - July 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Wills J, Kelly M Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation decisions: joint guidance.
Authors: Campbell R Abstract Since its introduction in the 1960s as a treatment to restart the heart after sudden cardiac arrest from a heart attack, attempts at cardiopulmonary resuscitation have become more common in other clinical situations. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be a lifesaving treatment, with the likelihood of recovery varying greatly depending on individual circumstances; however, overall, the proportion of people who survive following cardiopulmonary resuscitation is relatively low. Anticipatory decisions were recognised as being the best way of ensuring that cardiopulmonary resuscitation was no...
Source: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - June 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: J R Coll Physicians Edinb Source Type: research

A national survey of nurse training: Confidence and competence in educating patients commencing methotrexate therapy
ConclusionsThere was a wide variety of training for this role. Confidence seemed to come with experience, training and knowledge, and took many months to develop. A training package in this area may be helpful. Reassuringly, confidence and knowledge were related. (Source: Musculoskeletal Care)
Source: Musculoskeletal Care - June 1, 2017 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sandra Robinson, Andrew Hassell, Sarah Ryan, Nicola Adams, David Walker Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Traction: Principles and Application. RCN Guidance (2015), Royal College of Nursing. RCN; London.
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2017 Source:International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing Author(s): Rosemary Masterson (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - May 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Identifying nurses' needs in relation to suicide awareness and prevention.
Conclusion It is important for issues related to suicide to be addressed in all fields of nursing, and to be included in the pre-registration nurse education curriculum. Staff should be supported in developing the skills they already have and using their interactions with others to improve their confidence in undertaking conversations about suicide. PMID: 28247791 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - March 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebair A, Hulatt I Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Vital role of school nursing
Cuts in public health funding risk widening child health inequalities. A recent review by the Health Service Journal highlights children and young people are bearing the brunt of the cuts in local authority budgets,1 with school nursing services as a result being significantly reduced in many parts of the country. School nursing is a universally accessible service that is non-stigmatising, with school nurses having a key role in promoting the health and well-being of children and young people. Essentially, the school nurse functions as health promoter and health educator, working in collaboration with families, teachers, y...
Source: Evidence-Based Nursing - December 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Smith, F. Tags: Health policy, Immunology (including allergy), Epilepsy and seizures, Adolescent health, Child and adolescent psychiatry (paedatrics), Child health, Child and adolescent psychiatry, Asthma, Dermatology, Health service research Editorials Source Type: research

Unifying messages on AMR
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY working group has been formed to examine how communications to professionals on the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) might be unified and improved. Agreement for the new working group was reached at a cross-professional debate on AMR hosted by the Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) at the Royal Veterinary College in London on October 26. The meeting brought together representatives from the RCVS, the BVA, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate with colleagues from the British Medical Association, ...
Source: Veterinary Record - November 11, 2016 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: News section Source Type: research

A review of safe ‐staffing models and their applicability to care homes
Presently, there are a range of evidence‐based staffing tools that have been used to inform nursing, midwifery and health care capacity. These tools are designed to be used with professional judgement and include frameworks such as Rhys Hearn, the National Services Scotland Care Home Staffing Project, a variety of Royal College of Nursing Tool Kits including the Older People in Hospital's tool and the only National Institute of Clinical Excellence approved safe‐staffing tool, Shelford's Safer Nursing Tool. These safe‐staffing tools are used to score a patient's or resident's level of dependency across a number of dom...
Source: Journal of Nursing Management - November 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Gary Mitchell, Carol Cousins, Ruth Burrows, Gary Cousins Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

A Race to the Polls: One in 45
NEARLY 30  YEARS AGO Trevor Clay, a British nurse and former General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, wrote: “Nursing is a remarkably insular profession, which has taken little heed of the great social, political and economic forces that have shaped and surrounded its practice… We are sometimes guilty of not taking time to lift our heads from the bedside to look at what is happening around us.”1 Does this perception resonate? The fact remains, nurses actively practicing in health care today are working in an environment that is largely regulated by state and federal law, as well as regu la...
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - September 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Theresa Clifford Tags: The Back Page Source Type: research

Preoperative fasting for elective surgery in a regional hospital in Oman.
CONCLUSION: Most of the patients fasted from food and fluids for more than the time recommended by the American Society of Anaesthesiologists, the Royal College of Nursing, the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland and the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Excessive fasting could lead to discomfort and possible morbidity in surgical patients. The surgical team needs to collaborate to reduce the fasting time by revising the operative list. PMID: 27467645 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 28, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Abdullah Al Maqbali M Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Ensuring optimal health care for LGBT patients.
Abstract Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses a Royal College of Nursing policy that highlights the complexities of providing high-quality and non-discriminatory health care. PMID: 27409790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Indwelling urinary catheterisation: what is best practice?
This article will look how these guidelines influence practice and also look at new innovations in catheter care. PMID: 27172507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Yates A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

A century of service: the contribution of the RCN to the nursing profession.
Abstract Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses how the Royal College of Nursing has helped support the fledgling nursing profession since before registration was achieved in 1919. PMID: 27172497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

The Royal College of Nursing: a century of dedication to nurses and patients.
Abstract Janet Davies, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing, reflects on the RCN's achievements since its foundation in 1916, and looks ahead to the challenges the nursing profession faces in 2016 and beyond. PMID: 26911169 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - February 25, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Davies J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

A one-year practice-based learning programme for new general practice nurses in Scotland: evaluation of the pilot.
Authors: Wakeling J, Ferguson J, Kennedy S Abstract This paper summarises the evaluation of a pilot programme introduced by NHS Education for Scotland to provide education and skills training for nurses new to general practice. The programme was developed through extensive consultation with existing general practice nurses and was educationally accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Nursing in 2013. Twelve nurses embarked upon the programme 2012-2013 and nine completed it. The programme was extensively evaluated through questionnaires (with supervisors, practice staff and ...
Source: Education for Primary Care - February 11, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Developing nursing leadership in social media
ConclusionSocial media and formal nursing leadership do not have to be against each other, but they can work in harmony as both formal and online leadership possess skills that are transferable. If used wisely social media has the potential to become a tool for modern nurse leadership. (Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing)
Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing - January 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Calvin Moorley, Teresa Chinn Tags: Discussion Paper Source Type: research

Developing nursing leadership in social media.
CONCLUSION: Social media and formal nursing leadership do not have to be against each other, but they can work in harmony as both formal and online leadership possess skills that are transferable. If used wisely social media has the potential to become a tool for modern nurse leadership. PMID: 26732537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Adv Data)
Source: Adv Data - January 6, 2016 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Moorley C, Chinn T Tags: J Adv Nurs Source Type: research

Enabling hospital staff to care for people with dementia.
Abstract This is the fourth and final article in a short series that presents case study examples of the positive work achieved by trusts who participated in the Royal College of Nursing's development programme to improve dementia care in acute hospitals. Dementia training in hospitals is often inadequate and staff do not always have sufficient knowledge of dementia to provide appropriate care. It can also be difficult for them to identify when patients with dementia are in pain, especially when their communication skills deteriorate. The case studies presented illustrate how two NHS trusts have worked to ensure t...
Source: Nursing Older People - November 26, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Bray J, Evans S, Bruce M, Carter C, Brooker D, Milosevic S, Thompson R, Woods C Tags: Nurs Older People Source Type: research

Recommended frequency of ABPI review for patients wearing compression hosiery.
Abstract This paper is a sequel to the article 'How often should patients in compression have ABPI recorded?' ( Furlong, 2013 ). Monitoring ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) is essential, especially in those patients wearing compression hosiery, as it can change over time ( Simon et al, 1994 ; Pankhurst, 2004 ), particularly in the presence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Leg ulceration caused by venous disease requires graduated compression ( Wounds UK, 2002 ; Anderson, 2008). Once healed, compression hosiery is required to help prevent ulcer recurrence ( Vandongen and Stacey, 2000 ). The Royal College o...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - November 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Furlong W Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Improving the hospital environment for people with dementia.
This article is the third in a series presenting examples of the positive work achieved by trusts who participated in the Royal College of Nursing's development programme to improve dementia care in acute hospitals. The hospital environment is often disorientating for people with dementia and can be particularly distressing when a patient is admitted in an emergency. Subsequent ward moves can also be disruptive and confusing, especially if they take place out of hours. Two NHS trusts aimed to improve the experience for patients with dementia by addressing the physical environment along with practical aspects of care provis...
Source: Nursing Older People - October 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Bray J, Evans S, Bruce M, Carter C, Brooker D, Milosevic S, Thompson R, Longden J, Robinson J Tags: Nurs Older People Source Type: research

Improving activity and engagement for patients with dementia.
Abstract This is the second in a short series that presents case study examples of the positive work achieved by trusts that participated in the Royal College of Nursing's development programme to improve dementia care in acute hospitals. Staff often think that there is insufficient time to get to know patients and carers, especially with large and challenging workloads. Combined with a lack of activities and stimulation for patients with dementia in hospital, this can result in poor engagement and a disconnect between staff and patients. To improve these relationships and give staff more time with patients, Cambr...
Source: Nursing Older People - September 27, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Bray J, Evans S, Bruce M, Carter C, Brooker D, Milosevic S, Thompson R, Hutt L Tags: Nurs Older People Source Type: research

Transforming dementia care in acute hospitals.
This article provides an overview of current developments to support improvements in dementia care in acute general hospital settings. It considers the urgent need for improvement along with the effectiveness of current approaches in achieving change and delivering person-centred care. The process and outcomes of a development programme carried out by the Royal College of Nursing and evaluated by the University of Worcester are described. This programme supported clinical nurse leaders in developing dementia care in nine acute general hospitals by use of an action learning approach. Recommendations are made for a more syst...
Source: Nursing Standard - September 16, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Thompson R Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Understanding the needs of people with dementia and family carers.
This article illustrates how three NHS trusts have addressed these issues. To help staff get to know patients with dementia, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has implemented a patient passport. Similarly, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has implemented a carer passport that overcomes the restrictions imposed by hospital visiting hours. Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust also focused on carers, holding a workshop to elicit feedback on what was important to them. This was a useful means of engaging with carers and helped staff to realise that even simple changes can have a significant effect. PM...
Source: Nursing Older People - August 27, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Bray J, Evans S, Thompson R, Bruce M, Carter C, Brooker D, Milosevic S, Coleman H, McSherry W Tags: Nurs Older People Source Type: research

Nurses' attitudes to assisted suicide: sociodemographic factors.
Abstract This literature review seeks to explore the factors that influence nurses' attitudes towards assisted suicide. A poll conducted by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) showed that 49% of nurses supported assisted suicide while 40% were opposed to it. A literature review resulted in 16 articles being identified for data synthesis using a recognised critiquing framework. The articles revealed four key themes: nursing specialty, level of education, geographical location and religion. It was concluded that these four themes are key to understanding a nurse's attitude towards assisted suicide. Nursing staff need...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Evans L Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Is essential learning being compromised by austerity?
Abstract Emeritus professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton discusses the recently published Royal College of Nursing survey report that campaigns to raise awareness of the threats to post-qualifying education for nurses. PMID: 26067799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 11, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Transplant tourism and organ trafficking: Ethical implications for the nursing profession.
This article will examine the ethical implications for the nursing profession in regard to the procurement of organs from an impoverished seller's market, also known as 'Transplant Tourism'. This ethical dilemma concerns itself with resource allocation, informed consent and the concepts of egalitarianism and libertarianism. Transplant Tourism is an unacceptable trespass against human dignity and rights from both a nursing and collective viewpoint. Currently, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Royal college of Nursing Australia, The Royal College of Nursing (UK) and the American Nurses Association do not have...
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 22, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Corfee FA Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Election 2015: making sure your voice is heard
As I write there are less than 3 months until the UK general election. Never before has the outcome been so hard to predict. This means every vote counts; and it is important that nurses’ voices are heard. Given this, I was surprised to be told recently that many nurses do not vote. After all, if you do not vote you can hardly criticise if the Government is one that does not value the contribution made by nurses to healthcare. So, if you have not already registered, I urge to do so at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and other healthcare unions have identified key issues t...
Source: Evidence-Based Nursing - March 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Twycross, A. Tags: Health policy, General practice / family medicine, End of life decisions (geriatric medicine), Obesity (nutrition), Child abuse, Child health, End of life decisions (palliative care), Hospice, End of life decisions (ethics), Health service research, Abuse Source Type: research

Incorporating the Principles of Nursing Practice and the 6Cs.
This article will demonstrate how the Royal College of Nursing's (RCN's) Principles of Nursing Practice (2010) and the 6Cs ( Cummings and Bennett, 2012a ; 2012b ) can be applied to stoma care nursing. The multidimensional role of the stoma care nurse means that he or she is well placed to improve quality and standards in stoma nursing care. Stoma care nurses provide direct patient care and can play a vital part in helping patients with a stoma, a long-term condition, ensuring that their patients get the best possible care ( RCN, 2010 ). The poster contained within this article was displayed at the Association of Stoma Care...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - March 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Foulds L, Timms K, Barwell J, Gunning A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

WITHDRAWN: Rehabilitation interventions for foot drop in neuromuscular disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Only one study, involving people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, demonstrated a statistically significant positive effect of strength training. No effect of strength training was found in people with either myotonic dystrophy or facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Surgery had no significant effect in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and night splinting of the ankle had no significant effect in people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. More evidence generated by methodologically sound trials is required. PMID: 25687881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - February 17, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Sackley CM, Disler PB, Turner-Stokes L, Wade DT, Brittle N, Hoppitt T Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Ebola – the best and the worst within nursing…and maybe us all
‘Epidemics bring out the worst and the best elements of humanity’ – a remark made by a Royal College of Nursing colleague of mine in 1988. He was, of course, referring to HIV/AIDS as we were then in the midst of HIV’s emergence within Europe. At that time the panic and anxiety was palpable, the media was full of hysteria and misinformation and this was also having an effect on the nursing and medical profession. Refusals to care for people with AIDS were common and the stigmatisation of people with HIV was widespread. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - December 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Mark Hayter Source Type: research

Ebola—The best and the worst within nursing … and maybe us all
“Epidemics bring out the worst and the best elements of humanity.” This was a remark made by a Royal College of Nursing colleague of mine in 1988. He was, of course, referring to HIV/AIDS because at the time we were in the midst of HIV's emergence within Europe. At that time, the panic and anxiety were palpable, the media was full of hysteria and misinformation, and this was also having an effect on the nursing and medical profession. Refusals to care for people with AIDS were common, and the stigmatization of people with HIV was widespread. (Source: Nursing Outlook)
Source: Nursing Outlook - December 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Mark Hayter Tags: Article Source Type: research

Royal College of Nursing Defence Nursing Forum 'Contingency Operations: Are we ready?' workshop
(Source: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps)
Source: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps - November 17, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Carter, C., Rothwell, S., Corkish, N. Tags: Nursing, Medical humanities Meetings and abstracts Source Type: research