Public Health Nursing
News and practice for public health specialists
An evaluation of health promotion training provided to nurses at a trust showed that it has helped the nurses to review their own lifestyles
The social model of disability challenges the view of disability as an individual problem, and awareness of it can advance nursing practice
Health workers need to understand how to respond to patients with, or at risk of, ebola to ensure any isolated cases occurring in the UK do not result in an outbreak
Patient and public involvement is vital to many studies and funding applications, so researchers must know which processes to undertake and why they are important
Public Health England has published a toolkit to help acute trusts halt the spread of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE), a growing public health threat
Emerging evidence suggests that electronic cigarettes are effective for helping people quit or reduce their smoking, according to a Cochrane review.
Latest figures from Public Health England indicate that influenza is now circulating in the community.
A specialist nurse is to lead initiatives at Queen’s Hospital in Burton aimed at preventing alcohol-related illnesses and providing support for patients who want to cut down on drinking.
There is “promising evidence” that yoga is a potentially effective therapy improving cardiovascular health, according to researchers.
Night-time shift workers are more likely to have poor health and lifestyles, leading to conditions such as obesity and diabetes than those who work more regular hours during the day, according to new national data.
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.
Favourites from the archive
This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.
Behind the Headlines
“Sense of smell ‘may predict lifespan’,” BBC News reports. New research suggests people unable to smell distinctive scents, such as peppermint or fish, may have an increased risk of death within five years of losing their sense of smell.