Domestic Abuse Pocket Guide

Royal College of Nursing, May 2017

Domestic abuse is a significant safeguarding issue in all societies and is a challenging issue for everyone. This guide has been developed in response to the recognition by the RCN of the need for nurses, midwives and health care support workers and all health care professionals to have an understanding of the impact of the domestic abuse of patients, clients and colleagues.

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Protection of Nurses Working with Children and Young People

Royal College of Nursing, May 2017

This guidance aims to raise awareness among nurses and their managers of the complex issues surrounding safeguarding in the context of relationships between nurses and children and young people. We include the age range of 0-18 (up to 25 years in line SEND reforms) in this definition and also advocate the need for special consideration in view of children and young people who may have a disability, or other need that affects their mental capacity to make decisions. This guidance concentrates on allegations of abuse made against staff eg, smacking a child, inappropriate physical contact.

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Key Facts

Royal College of Nursing, May 2017

At RCN Congress 2016 child mental health was debated. Members expressed concern about the current state of children and young people’s mental health across the UK. This publications calls for a range of actions in relation to these concerns and highlights examples of good practice.

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Fair care for trans patients

Royal College of Nursing, March 2017

The RCN recognises that trans people frequently experience prejudice and discrimination. The nursing community can, through its professional actions and interests, work to eliminate this at both an individual and a societal level in partnership with a range of organisations, including those who represent the needs of trans people. This resource is designed to help you respond to the needs of patients and clients who identify as transgender. Initially created in response to an RCN Congress resolution, this guidance has been updated following further research from other organisations.

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Integrating health and social care across the UK: toolkit for nurses

Royal College of Nursing, January 2017

A new RCN UK-wide toolkit for members working in strategic decision-making roles or involved in forums around integrated care. The toolkit has a series of themed prompt questions for reflection and action. It will support members to provide confident nursing leadership to shape, deliver and monitor safe, quality and local integrated services.

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