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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: November 2012

Is interdisciplinary the new multidisciplinary?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyThu, 29 Nov 2012

It was when I was editing one of this week’s articles on stroke that I was struck by the reference to interdisciplinary working and how it was benefiting patients.   

Why people living with bipolar deserve better

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 19 Nov 2012

For 35 years my mother lived with bipolar disorder. It is difficult to imagine what it must have been like for her not to sleep for days on end and at other times just sit and cry and cry and cry. It was hard enough watching it.

'The LCP is only as good as the people who use it'

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 12 Nov 2012

One of the worst examples in recent history was the hysteria whipped up about the MMR jab, on the basis of highly questionable evidence from a tiny sample of children. This evidence has now been utterly discredited, but not before vaccination rates dropped to dangerous levels.

'Beeping is hindering patient recovery'

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyFri, 2 Nov 2012

A recent US study has revealed that overnight noise levels in intensive care units often exceed levels recommended by the World Health Organization. The assumptions seems to be that if patients are asleep, sedated and even unconscious they won’t be affected by the beeping and noises of machines.