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Survivor nurse begins Ebola mission

Ebola survivor Will Pooley nurse begins Africa mission

20-Oct-2014

The British nurse who survived Ebola will begin his second spell treating people infected by the deadly virus after returning to the country where he caught the infection.

Maternity mental health cost fears

Maternity mental health cost fears

20-Oct-2014

The cost of mental health problems among women in pregnancy and shortly after birth runs into billions, a new report has warned.

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Should practitioners override patient choices?

Should practitioners override patient choices? Subscription Required

Patients sometimes make choices that may harm their health. Should practitioners be able to override these choices if they are acting in the patient’s benefit?

Reducing need to restrain  vulnerable patients

Reducing need to restrain vulnerable patients Subscription Required

The Department of Health’s new guidance on appropriate and safe use of restraint for patients who are vulnerable emphasises that it should only be used as a last resort

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What happens if a naso-gastric tube gets knotted?

20-Oct-2014

Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for

High protein diet not as bad for you as smoking

High protein diet not as bad for you as smoking

“People who eat diets rich in animal protein carry similar cancer risk to those who smoke 20 cigarettes each day,” reports The Daily Telegraph.

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If you are a midwife or a health visitor, please could you help us in our research to better understand clinical practices around infant milk formulas by filling in this short survey

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'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS'

'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS' Subscription Required

In advance of the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual conference, I have been reflecting on the collective power of community nurses to improve the health of our nation - and when I say “community nurses” I mean nurses across the whole range of specialties.

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Mastering Simulation

Mastering Simulation

17-Oct-2014

‘This is a specialist textbook and would be useful to a nurse educator/practitioner on the unit/ward/training department/school, to other professional such as theatre and ITU professionals, who are interested in working with simulated experiences.’

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