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Training on ethics, communication and conflict management should be more widely available to healthcare staff – or even made compulsory – to help avoid distressing disputes about the care of critically ill babies and children, according to new guidance.
A midwife who says she was wrongly accused of stealing drugs has won her appeal against being struck off, after a judge ruled the way the Nursing and Midwifery Council had handled her case was “unfair”.
Heavily involving senior nurses, such as matrons, in hospital bereavement services may help relatives to deal with concerns over care in the wake of a difficult death and ultimately curb legal action, according to researchers in Kent.
Nurses will be “empowered” to help change the culture around fertility treatment add-ons, the Royal College of Nursing has said following new recommendations on the way they are offered to patients seeking fertility services.