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Nursing standard [journal]
- News digest December 17 2014. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Dec 17; 29(16):0.
A round-up of nursing and health stories from today's papers:
- Student life - Guiding star or reluctant mentor. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Dec 17; 29(16):66.
Effective clinical nursing education depends on many factors - an important one is having professional, approachable and engaged mentors. Students depend on nursing staff for guidance not only for education, but also for socialisation into the profession.
- Getting documentation right. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Dec 17; 29(16):65.
Between medication administration, care tasks and communication with colleagues and patients' families, documentation often gets put on the back-burner. However, it is a critical aspect of nursing care that provides a precise account of your actions that is vital for your legal protection and that of your employer. Below are a few suggestions to ensure your documentation is accurate and timely.
- Making a world of difference. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Dec 17; 29(16):64-5.
Volunteering on hospital ships that take health care to the world's poorest people has given Elaine Gordon extraordinary new experiences, as well as skills and experience to bring back to the NHS.
- Notice board. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Dec 17; 29(16):64-5.
Courses, events, grants, and awards to progress your career.
- Leave it to Florence. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Dec 17; 29(16):63.
There are four practice nurses at Heatherlands Medical Centre in Woodchurch, Cheshire - and one 'intelligent system' named Florence. With a voice like a car satnav, 'she' is a software robot, or Artificial Intelligence (AI).
- Nursing research. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Dec 17; 29(16):61.
As a registered nurse working in a community setting, I encounter a diverse range of patient healthcare needs every day. Holistic assessment and individualised care plans are essential to meet patients' needs.
- Promoting better care for stigmatised patients. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Dec 17; 29(16):50-9.
This article discusses the role of nurses and nurse leaders in the prevention and resolution of patient stigmatisation. The multiple nurse, patient and environmental factors that contribute to difficulties in nurse-patient interactions are outlined. The antecedents and consequences of patient stigmatisation are discussed and leadership strategies for counteracting and preventing patient stigmatisation are explored. The reader is encouraged to reflect on the role of patient stigmatisation in nursing practice and consider ways to promote better care of stigmatised patients.
- How nurse leaders are connected internationally. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Dec 17; 29(16):42-8.
Aim To determine whether communication networks exist in a diverse and competitively selected cohort of nurse leaders, and to identify variables that explain any patterns of connection. Method Twenty seven nurse leaders completed a form to ascertain the presence and strength of communication between participants. Data were analysed using social network analysis, generating a visualisation of the network and associated quantitative measures. Results Participants were poorly connected. Those connections that did exist centred on geographic proximity and participation in regional and global bodies. Conclusion These results help improve understanding of how nurse leaders are connected internationally, and prompt inquiry in to how connections might be strengthened.
- Development of learning facilitation roles for unregistered practitioners. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Dec 17; 29(16):35-40.
This article describes how unregistered practitioners, such as healthcare assistants and community-based mental health workers, can contribute to the learning, support and development of pre-registration nursing students in clinical practice. It presents the results of an unregistered practitioner co-mentoring scheme piloted in a mental health trust, and demonstrates its benefits for nursing students, unregistered practitioners and nurse mentors. The scheme delivers training and supervision for unregistered practitioners who are starting a formal role in clinical learning. It aims to recognise and develop the contribution of unregistered practitioners to student learning, and to enhance the learning environments in which nursing students train.