O'Ferrall, Fergus (2013) Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, 102(407), pp. 324-335.
An overview of a crisis in caring occurring in Irish healthcare services. Nursing is both implicated in and called upon to take the lead in reversing this crisis by re-focusing on and strengthening its traditional spiritually-oriented values of sensitivity, compassion and caring in all aspects of patient care. Implementing Careful Nursing is suggested as one way of achieving this.
A clinical description of the importance of nurses' calmness in acute and critical care situations and how to develop and maintain this skill. It was recognised as a perfect contemporary fit for the Careful Nursing historical data on calmness. The term contagious calmness was taken from this article.
A moving story of a busy clinical nurse's unexpected encounter with a dying patient which she describes as tenderness.
An ICU nurse's experience of always talking with and explaining her care to a critically ill, unconscious patient and the patient's later report of what this had meant to him, when he had been considered medically to be unconscious.