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Using the transtheoretical model of behaviour change to analyse the impact of stopping exercise: a reflection

Becoming a student nurse meant giving up a full-time job and moving from a rural location with plentiful exercise spaces to an urban setting with limited green space. My new location meant I was away...

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’...

Creating a safe space to speak up

‘A shared belief amongst individuals as to whether it is safe to engage in interpersonal risk taking in the workplace.’ .

Using social media in contemporary nursing: risks and benefits

According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) there are 660 000 registered nurses and midwives in the UK, and 355 000 are regular users of Facebook (NMC, 2019). Facebook is the most used social...

Untangling the roots of hair racism in the nursing profession

What can clinical nurses or students do if they are told that their hairstyle is ‘unacceptable’, that it ‘doesn't comply with policy’ and that they must alter it if they want to continue to work as a...

Why a 30-second chat about smoking could save someone's life

The importance of good lung health to protect against the effects of COVID-19 has driven some smokers to try to quit, with numbers of those trying to do so at their highest in a decade. This is great...

Team working part 5: Everyone is valuable

Take 2 minutes to reflect on the team that you work with; jot down the names of each person in your team and then, next to their name, list the roles that each of them have. Now think about the people...

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