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Loneliness and the COVID-19 pandemic: implications for practice

Loneliness is difficult to accurately define. Several theories and definitions have been put forward in an attempt to explain loneliness (Table 1). Early theorists described loneliness as a universal...

Service evaluation of a COVID-19 critical care orientation programme

Critical care areas faced particular challenges during the pandemic (Anandaciva, 2020). In the early stages of the pandemic, recognising the need to increase the nursing workforce, many hospitals...

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...

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...

Redeployment during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: implications for a clinical research workforce

In total, 379 clinical research staff from one NHS Trust were invited to participate; 43 questionnaire responses were received, giving an 11% response rate..

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