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Options for users of intermittent catheters Subscription Required


There are advantages for single-use and multi-use intermittent catheters; the MultICath study aims to explore the benefits to patients of using both types.

More fluids may help chronic constipation

Managing constipation in older people in hospital Subscription Required


Older people in hospital are at risk of constipation, which is often poorly managed. Failure to treat the condition can lead to increased morbidity and longer hospital stays.

In many countries, nurses could provide initial assessment and management

Improving continence care around the world Subscription Required


A review of continence services around the world revealed that a key element in improving care would be the use of trained nurse specialists at the first assessment.


Managing indwelling urinary catheters in adults Subscription Required


Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on catheter care, focusing on the safe and appropriate use of indwelling urinary catheters to reduce patients’ risk of infection.

Holistic end-of-life care encompasses empathy and dignity, with symptom management

Perceptions of a "good death" in acute hospitals Subscription Required


Many nurses think hospital is not the best place to die, so it is important that they know how best to ensure patients and families experience a “good death”.

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Peter Gill

60 seconds with...Peter Gill


We talk to Peter Gill, ManVan nurse adviser at Welsh charity Tenovus Cancer Care, who has been a nurse for 30 years.

Emma Munro

'I have a real desire to make patients’ toughest moments more bearable'


Emma Munro, who qualified in 1989, is head of nursing research at University Hospital Southampton

Paul Phelue

'Be grateful to be a nurse - it is a rewarding profession'


We talk to Paul Pheleu, who has been a nurse for 24 years. and is currently a charge nurse at Queens Court Care Home in Wimbledon, south London

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How to effectively handle bullying in the workplace at the time of an attack

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Exploring the role of CBT in mental health

This article is available in full to non-subscribers until 27 May, just register for free to access.

Why is this article important?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy used to treat patients with mental health problems.

This article describes the therapy, explores its history and how it works, and explains who can provide CBT and where it can be practiced.

After reading the article consider:

  • Define the term cognitive behavioural therapy?
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  • CBT uses two psychological techniques. How would you explain cognitive processing and behavioural strategies to a patient?
  • Who can practice CBT?

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