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The psychological effects of working in the NHS during a pandemic on final-year students: part 2

The research team were interested in the psychological impact of deployment on final-year nursing and midwifery students working in the NHS during an international public health crisis. They...

The psychological effects of working in the NHS during a pandemic on final-year students: part 1

The researchers were interested in the psychological impact of caring and how this linked to resilience and retention in the workforce. This concept of moral resilience and moral distress and the...

Implementation of a patient progress diary for stoma patients living with dementia

The management of the holistic needs of a patient with a stoma and dementia were identified as requiring an individualised and person-centred approach, due to the fact that dementia is a complex...

Peer assessment after clinical exposure (PACE): an evaluation of structured peer support for staff in emergency care

Peer Assessment after Clinical Exposure (PACE) is a non-judgemental, confidential and supportive programme that supports staff in the immediate aftermath of an incident by an ‘event diffusion’...

Meeting patients' mental health needs

‘Although mental health first aid has its place, this does not equip registrants who are caring for patients for extended periods’ .

Let's get the work–life balance right

Since January 2021, all jobs within NHS England and NHS Improvement are advertised as flexible, with all former staff encouraged to return with the promise of a better working pattern..

Providing mental health support for children and young people in schools

Undoubtedly the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it has placed on normal childhood activities is responsible for a raft of serious threats to child mental health. Children by nature are...

Self-harm wounds: assessment and management

The skin is the largest organ in the body and there are two main divisions; the outer epidermis and deeper dermis. The epidermis is made up of five layers of cells. The dermis is divided into two main...

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