Some nurses report being reduced to tears on a daily basis.
Shortages negatively affecting ability to care for patients
Men represent a virtually untapped resource that could help relieve the NHS nursing crisis
Nursing students are passing placements when they shouldn't be.
Verbal abuse can result in significant psychological trauma for nurses.
Violence against nurses in hospitals is increasing. Yet incidents remain under-reported and protections are not enough to ensure their safety, as well as that of their patients.
San Quinten State Prison lethal injection room.
In the US, nurses take part in executions by lethal injection. They justify their role by saying it makes executions 'safer'.
Nursing apprenticeships didn't work out the first time and now they're back, and pose a risk to patients.
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Nursing is more than just a caring profession, it is also a science.
Almost one-third (32%) of nurses and midwives are considering moving on.
Nurses and midwives are among society’s most highly valued professionals. But a disturbing national picture is emerging of escalating levels of over-work and burnout.
Nurses will have to apply for a student loan.
More people will go into nursing after bursaries are scrapped, but fewer than the NHS needs.
Who cares wins – or do they?
The raw ingredients that courses recruiting student nurses should look for are still a matter of debate.
Looking for a more personal experience.
One of the UK's most senior nurses has been forced to apologise after publicly attacking professional practice. Here's the case for the defence.
Not everyone thinks so despite their value in plugging a huge workforce gap.
There aren't enough nurses and predicted shortfalls but the government is determined to cut opportunities for foreign nurses.
Frontline nurses say their views on nursing policy is often overlooked because policymakers do not recognise the importance of their clinical experience.
There are several benefits of nurses providing input in policymaking processes. In South Africa, though, there are several barriers that prevent this.
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Foreign-born nurses working in the UK do a vital job in the face of discrimination, but their recruitment helps entrench global healthcare inequality.
Nursing is under pressure.
More nurses and higher education levels - not a change in values - are needed if nursing in Britain is to regain its world-leading status.
How many little girls do you see dressing up as builders or car mechanics?
By pre-school children are already thinking about the career they will have when they grow up, and ruling out jobs that do not fit with their gender. We need to get in early to get rid of stereotypes.
We need to focus on the job in hand.
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Assessment then more freedom to choose.
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In mental health, a new approach to rehabilitating patients back into the community is gaining ground. Known as “the recovery movement,” it has been championed by American academics such as Bill Anthony…
Elderly patients increasingly have multiple illnesses and are much more difficult to care for.
New medical technologies and treatments over the past few decades have led to remarkable improvements in treating older patients. The annual death rate for an 80-year-old male in 2011 was just 5.6%, compared…
Care not the only quality.
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When we think of nurses, we generally think of someone with high social motivation and a strong desire to help people. The nurturing, altruistically motivated individual – probably female – plays strongly…