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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’...

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...

Experiences of surgical nurses in providing end-of-life care in an acute care setting: a qualitative study

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of surgical nurses while caring for the dying patient in an acute care setting..

Does the nursing curriculum influence feelings of gender-role conflict in a cohort of nursing degree male students?

The aim of this exploratory study was to further understand the attitudes and perceptions of inclusivity in first-year male nursing students during their undergraduate nursing programme..

Enhancing the utility of virtual surgical pre-assessment

All consultant anaesthetists (n=6) and the sister-in-charge in the department (representing the views of the nurses) who were directly involved in telephone pre-assessment during the COVID-19...

Addressing the current challenges of adopting evidence-based practice in nursing

Despite the range of terminologies used with regards to EBP, which includes discipline-specific evidence-based nursing and evidence-based medicine (Barker and Linsley, 2016), the aim and key elements...

Providing post-lung transplant care during the time of COVID-19

The Mater hospital had been preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic since December 2019 because it houses the national isolation unit for infectious diseases. This facility is designed to admit, isolate...

Student experiences of a return to practice programme: a qualitative study

The numbers of nurses and midwives leaving the profession have been rising at an alarming rate; more than 29 000 nurses or midwives registered in the UK left the register between October 2016 and...

The experience and psychological impact of a sharps injury on a nursing student population in the UK

The aims of this study were to explore the experience and psychological impact of sustaining a sharps injury within a nursing student population in the UK..

Sepsis knowledge, skills and attitudes among ward-based nurses

The aim of this study was to explore the effects of sepsis training on knowledge, skills and attitudes among ward-based nurses in one hospital in relation to sepsis screening and the delivery of the...

Coronavirus: the 7th C affecting the 6Cs. A focus on compassion, care and touch

Caring has historically been considered the essence of nursing (Fahrenwald et al, 2005). There are many definitions and theories of caring, but most scholars consider that it is complex and needs to...

A study of the role and educational needs of ophthalmic specialist nurses

A survey was undertaken with questions targeted around respondent demographics, roles and educational needs based on a previous RCN ophthalmic workforce survey (Table 1). This opportunistic survey was...

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