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Putting it into practice

How do we put research into practice in the surgery or the hospital ward? Each week we’ll pick out a practice article and pose some topics for debate and you can pose your own questions too… 

All posts from: October 2011

Is the doctor-nurse game still being played?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 31 Oct 2011

Article: Holyoake DD (2011) Is the doctor-nurse game still being played? Nursing Times; 107: 43, early online publication.Author: Dean-David Holyoake is a senior lecturer in the School of Health, University of Wolverhampton.Key pointsThe doctor-nurse game says that doctors and nurses share a special relationship founded on ...

Why is vocal cord dysfunction frequently misdiagnosed as asthma?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 24 Oct 2011

Article: Haines J (2011) Diagnosing and treating vocal cord dysfunction. Nursing Times; 107: 42, 18-20.Author: Jemma Haines is principal respiratoryspeech and language therapist, Airways Clinic Services, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.Key pointsVocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is the abnormal closure of the vocal ...

Should volunteers feed patients?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 18 Oct 2011

Article: Sneddon J (2011) Using mealtime volunteers to support patients. Nursing Times; 107: 41,early online publication.Author: Joanne Sneddon is deputy sister/nutrition nurse, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester.Key pointsOver three million people in the UK are affected by malnutrition and the healthcare costs associated ...

What advice would you give a patient who has repeated episodes of hypoglycaemia?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 10 Oct 2011

Article: How to manage hypoglycaemiaAuthor: Jill Hill is a diabetes nurse consultant, Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust.Key pointsHypoglycaemia is common and can occur in people with either type 1 or type 2

What do the words “Gypsy” and “Traveller” mean to you?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 3 Oct 2011

Article: Francis G (2011) Attitudes towards Gypsy Travellers. Nursing Times; 107: 39, early online publication.Author: Gill Francis is health inclusion worker for Travellers and Gypsies at Homerton University Hosptial, NHS Foundation Trust, London.Key pointsGypsy Travellers experience inequalities, and have poorer health ...