The haunting

Ann Guindi examines how vicarious trauma can affect health workers and what steps can be taken to help these ‘wounded healers’.

Transition to adoptive parenthood: a concept analysis

Tracey Long, Catriona Jones, Julie Jomeen and Colin R Martin define transition to adoptive parenthood and identify associated experiences and challenges, when becoming parents by adoption. 



What factors influence mothers in the UK and Ireland to wean their infants before six months of age?

What evidence is there to support parental ACE screening within health visiting practice? A literature review

Victoria MacLellan and Peter Yates examine the experiences of parents and service providers during routine parental ACE screening.

Mapping the learning journey of community nursing students in a digitalised world

Cathy Taylor looked at the perceptions of nurses when using e-portfolios to record their work. Here, she discusses the benefits and pitfalls of digital recording, and its potential for expansion.

What factors influence mothers in the UK and Ireland to wean their infants before six months of age?

A literature review of global social marketing campaigns to improve breastfeeding rates

Ayelet Levi-Brown and David Pontin carried out a literature review to appraise a social marketing campaign that raised breastfeeding rates. Health visitors can use this model to scrutinise local campaigns.


MacQueen bursary 2022

Winning a bursary can progress your professional development and further the work you do. Find out how to enter, plus hear from some of last year’s recipients.

A major headache

Some 10 million people in the UK are affected by migraine. Una Farrell of The Migraine Trust looks at how healthcare should change to better help them.

'There is a lot to be won'

A New Year message from Unite general secretary Sharon Graham.



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It’s been a tough few years, but here community practitioners offer their advice on finding job fulfilment and preserving personal wellness in a time of crisis. By journalist Jo Waters.

LGBTQ+ equality in critical condition?

Before the pandemic, LGBTQ+ people were marginalised in healthcare. Anna Scott asks if the situation has deteriorated.

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