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This study was undertaken with the intention of improving the effectiveness of small group tutorials in a diploma in nursing course. There was concern to avoid some of the less valuable aspects of tutorials highlighted in the literature. An investigation was conducted to elicit students' perceptions of the benefits of group tutorials at a comparatively… (More)
We all have a choice about how to handle change. Whether to welcome it or resist it, whether to lead or follow, or take a negative attitude and disrupt the changes others wish to make.
The curricula discussed here have been designed to promote and support the practice of registered nurses in cardiorespiratory nursing. Drawing on Benner's (1984) work, levels of practice from novice to expert have been identified and descriptors for each determined. These reflect Benner's (1984) ideas combined with Bloom's (1956) taxonomy as well as our own… (More)
You almost certainly do not know Liz Alderton, Jason Gray O'Connor or Hilda Hayo, but after reading this week's Nursing Standard you will gain an idea of what these three nurses get up to in a typical day.
Measuring aspects of care and patient outcomes can help nurses who want to improve services.
We have to admire the responses of individuals and organisations to the Grenfell Tower fire and the recent terrorist attacks, where major incident plans were activated. Our colleagues, nurses and the wider healthcare teams showed heroism, expertise, compassion and commitment.
If nurses are to recognise good practice, identify problems and make improvements, they have to be sensitive to patients' views. That said, how can any of us truly understand a situation from another person's perspective, and see things as others do?
It's a heart-sinking feeling when you realise an error has been made, either by yourself or a colleague.
Nurses in all sectors are under pressure as they respond to the rising number of patients, often with multiple problems, and the complexities of care. It is therefore important to look after yourself, both in and outside of work.
Nurses who work for agencies and on staff banks make an important contribution to patient care. However with the focus on the costs of temporary staff, particularly agency nurses in the NHS, it is easy to forget the valuable role such nurses play.