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Practice team blog

Your practice editors Kathryn, Ann, Eileen and Fran talk about nursing in practice

All posts from: January 2012

Oppose the heath bill and be ignored

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 30 Jan 2012

The royal colleges - representing health professionals (whether these are medics, nurses or midwives) - are not natural rebels.

Ignore the politics and take a good look at intentional rounding

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 16 Jan 2012

The principles underlying the approach are sound. Any system that guides the organisation of care to build a therapeutic relationship between nurses and patients has to be welcomed. An article by Gregory Dix published in this week’s Nursing Times outlines how IR has had a positive effect on care on a medical admission unit in his trust. It enabled nurses to be proactive rather than reactive, anticipate patients’ needs and find out what works for them. I don’t think there is much to ...

Don't rush to judgement on Stepping Hill

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 9 Jan 2012

Now that a second nurse from Stepping Hill Hospital, Victorino Chua, l has been arrested for allegedly tampering with medication, I wonder whether those who attacked Rebecca Leighton so viciously will reflect on their actions.

Deciding to quit may not be enough

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyTue, 3 Jan 2012

A friend told me on New Year’s Eve that she was going to quit smoking.

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