Caroline Shuldham

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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)
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)
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.
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.