This week's Nursing Times
Patients needing blood transfusions should be told about risks and benefits of the procedure so they can give informed consent before it is undertaken
A patient is asking to have a healthy leg amputated as he feels it is not part of his body. Should such requests ever be granted? And, if so, in what circumstances?
There is a lack of information about patient satisfaction with bedside storage of drugs. Researchers evaluated inpatients’ experiences of a new medicines service
A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence
In the news this week...
NHS England has pulled out of an investigation into the treatment and death of a baby girl, left brain damaged after nurses and doctors failed to monitor or treat her high blood pressure.
Hospital trusts up to 200 miles away from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust have answered its appeal for a “maternity stability partner”, a role which could require sharing staff.
A lack of midwives means that new mothers and their babies are not getting the best possible postnatal care, according to a report.
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We talk to Andrea Denton, senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, who has been a nurse for 29 years.
Improving nurses’ knowledge of dementia care is crucial, says Cliff Kilgore
‘This is book is aimed at pre-registration nursing students and other healthcare students but would also be appropriate for training or qualified assistant practitioners.’