This week’s Twitter Journal Club will be discussing an article by Bob Price offering guidance to students on the dangers of plagiarism and how to avoid it.
There’s a word that I always type incorrectly – somehow ‘ratios’ always comes out as ‘rations’. And when I think about nurse-patient ratios, ‘rations’ becomes a Freudian slip. American nurse academic Linda Aiken has been writing about this stuff for years. Continue reading
To mark the launch of the NICE guidelines on domestic violence, for one week Nursing Standard is giving away a comprehensive package of resources for nurses, including peer reviewed articles, a summary of the guidance, and an article on a project devised by school nurses in North Tyneside prevent relationship abuse among young people. Continue reading
FGM is declining globally. That’s probably not a headline you’ve seen much of recently, but according to a 2013 UNICEF report ‘the dangerous centuries-old tradition is now on a slow but steady decline in key areas around the world’. What great news that is Continue reading
As a journalist I receive emails from the Nursing and Midwifery Council about its disciplinary hearings. They list the names of nurses, the charges against them, and when and where their hearings will take place. It is interesting to see what accusations warrant investigation by the nursing regulator. Continue reading
Last week's Twitter Chat discussed NHS Change Day and asked - what would you pledge to improve patient care? March 3 is NHS Change Day - what one small thing could you do to improve care? Are you going to do it? Join the #NScomment chat from 12.30 Continue reading
It’s a good job, being an editor. Every day is different and every day is the same. Most days I am editing copy, getting articles sent for review, commissioning authors, proof reading, sorting out the plan for the next issues, checking headlines, pictures, captions and pictures credits. I attend meetings, Continue reading
The Lancet, has set up a commission to examine the poor image of nursing in the UK. A team comprising the great and the good will work on the project for two years. With breathtaking irony, the very make up of this team flags up one of the root causes of the distorted image of nursing – gender injustice. Continue reading