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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: November 2011

Does a mixture of nursing skill-levels affect quality of care?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 29 Nov 2011

Article: Robb E et al (2011) How skill mix affects quality of care. Nursing Times; 107: 47, 12-13.Author: Elizabeth Robb is chief executive, the Florence Nightingale Foundation; Elaine Maxwell is visiting fellow, London South Bank University; Karen S Elcock is head of programmes - pre-registration nursing, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

How can person-centred care in dementia be improved?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 21 Nov 2011

Article: Armstrong D, Byrne G (2011) Improving person-centred care in dementia. Nursing Times; 107: 46, 12-14.Author: Dorothy Armstrong is clinical adviser, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, and programme director, NHS Education for Scotland; Grainne Byrne is communications officer, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

Does mental health nursing have a place in primary care?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 14 Nov 2011

Article: Caie J (2011) Where does mental health nursing fit in primary care? Nursing Times; 107: 45, 24-25.Author: Jude Caie is mental health nurse therapist, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, HMP Manchester, Manchester.

Is communication at night between medical staff and ward staff effective in your hospital?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 8 Nov 2011

Article: Using IT to improve out-of-hours careAuthor: Debbie Guy is lead nurse, Hospital at Night, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.