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CARING is the essence of NURSING. -Jean Watson

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Knowing is not enough, we must APPLY. Willing is not enough, we must DO. -Bruce Lee

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Treat the patient as a whole, not just the hole in the patient.

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Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill

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A problem is a chance for you to do your best. -Duke Ellington

Pharmacology Quiz Series - 17

Nurses ‘confident’ ahead of national pay protests on Saturday

Thousands of nurses are preparing to take to the streets tomorrow for a series of socially distanced demonstrations over pay. More than 35 demonstrations are scheduled to take place in different parts of the UK with huge numbers of nurses and midwives expected to show…

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Senior nurse issues Covid-19 plea to public ahead of potential second wave

The government must provide clear instructions to the public and make messages “more personal” in order to avoid hospitals being overwhelmed by a second wave of Covid-19, according to a senior infectious diseases nurse. Cindy Marudamuthu (pictured above), who was the matron for infectious diseases…

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Medical-surgical Nursing Quiz Series - 20

Mental Status Examination

The Mental Status Exam (MSE) is the psychological equivalent of a physical exam that describes the mental state and behaviors of the person being seen. It includes both objective observations of the clinician and subjective descriptions given by the patient.

‘Large proportion’ of NHS workforce may have already had Covid-19

Many nurses and other healthcare staff in the UK may already have been infected with Covid-19 but not diagnosed at the time, according to a new study. Research led by the University of East Anglia in collaboration with University College London found a high proportion…

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Nurses launch new mental health charity to support peers

A group of nurses and midwives has set up a charity with the aim of providing peer support to colleagues across the UK in times of stress and difficulty. The ultimate aim of the Nurse Lifeline organisation will be to provide a 24-hour helpline for…

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Fundamental of Nursing Quiz Series - 17

Pay recognition for Northern Irish student nurses who joined Covid-19 frontline

Final-year nursing students in Northern Ireland who worked during the Covid-19 pandemic will continue to be paid at Band 4 in recognition of their “valuable contribution”. Health minister Robin Swann, who announced the move earlier this week, said it would apply to about 660 students…

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Assessment of Rapport During MSE

Rapport refers to the patient's approach to the interview process and the quality of information obtained during the assessment.

Psychomotor Activity

Psychomotor activity is defined as motor/physical activity that is secondary to or dependent on a psychic component and is mostly non-goal-directed. 2 For example, manic, psychotic, and anxious patients would demonstrate increased psychomotor activity.

Government to receive CQC-style rating for performance on NHS pledges

Maternity services will be the first area to be scrutinised under a new Care Quality Commission-style ratings system designed to evaluate the government’s progress on key health and social care goals. The independent evaluation process – being piloted by the House of Commons Health and…

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Prepare to deliver vaccinations in ‘novel settings’ this winter, nurses told

Standard immunisation services will struggle to cope with the twin challenges of winter flu and Covid-19, according to guidance for nurses on setting up new mass vaccination programmes. This is why is it vital that robust plans are put in place to ensure many more…

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Psychology Quiz Series - 16

Candidates announced for RCN president and deputy president roles

Nominees for the roles of president and deputy president of the Royal College of Nursing have been announced ahead of elections in September. Current president Professor Anne-Marie Rafferty has again been nominated for the top job alongside current deputy president Yvonne Coghill. “The pandemic has…

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Nurses urged to share research findings on care of patients with Covid-19

Nurses are being asked to share their research findings from the Covid-19 crisis to help ensure lessons are learned from the pandemic. The move is part of ongoing efforts by England’s chief nursing officer Ruth May to develop and raise awareness of nurse-led research. Deputy…

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NHS Employers calls for flexible working options to address nursing shortage

Many nurses still do not have access to flexible working arrangements, says new guidance designed to tackle the problem. According to the guidance, published by NHS Employers, providing flexible working arrangements for nurses is key to addressing current and future staffing shortages. “Too few jobs…

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‘Covid-friendly’ cancer treatments rolled out as NHS ramps up service levels

A range of ‘Covid-friendly’ cancer treatments are to be extended and expanded amid a new push to get all cancer services back up and running. The £160m initiative should enable many more patients to benefit from treatments that are safer during the pandemic, including drugs…

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Bid to embed genomics into mainstream nursing practice

For the NHS to realise its ambition of integrating genomics into routine care, it will need the backing of its largest workforce. Nursing Times spoke to the nurse appointed to boost nursing and midwifery engagement in the topic about how this can be achieved. While…

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Concern over Hancock’s comments on revalidation and bureaucracy

Moves to “bust bureaucracy” in the NHS must not come at the expense of hard-won safety improvements such as revalidation for nurses and midwives, a leading healthcare union has warned. The call comes after a speech on the future of healthcare by health and social…

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