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Issue : 10 June 2008

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  • Genes and Chromosomes; Part 1 - an IntroductionSubscription

    Clinical5 June, 2008

    This article, the first in a four-part series, introduces genes and chromosomes.

  • Assessing palliative care needs in end-stage kidney diseaseSubscription

    Clinical5 June, 2008

    AbstractNoble, H., Lewis, R. (2008) Assessing palliative care needs in end-stage kidney disease. This is an extended version of the article published in Nursing Times; 104: 23, 26-27.This article outlines the various issues that need to be considered in providing palliative care for patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease. First, treatment decisions and issues surrounding the decision-making process are discussed. The importance of good symptom ...

  • Improving communication skills in care of those with dementiaSubscription

    Clinical5 June, 2008

    The projected increase in the incidence of dementia highlights the importance of good communication skills and person-centred care for this group. Nerys Hairon reports

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    Joining a therapeutic community programmeSubscription

    Clinical6 June, 2008

    BACKGROUND: The Acorn Programme is an 8–12-month inpatient and day-patient programme for clients who have severe and complex mental-health problems.AIM: To explore clients’ experiences of joining a therapeutic community.METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were carried out with six residents, and the data were analysed.RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The main themes were divided into two categories: those ...

  • Calls to monitor nutritional riskSubscription

    News10 June, 2008

    Nurses have been warned of the need to screen all patients for nutritional risk.

  • Matron numbers vary despite growthSubscription

    News10 June, 2008

    Modern matron coverage still varies greatly across England, despite the NHS having met its target to double their number.

  • Complaints were lodged against NMC last yearSubscription

    News10 June, 2008

    Allegations of improper conduct were lodged against senior members of the NMC last year, despite previous denials that any such complaints had been made, NT understands.

  • Nurses vote for multi-year dealSubscription

    News10 June, 2008

    Nurses will see this year’s 2.75% pay rise in their salary slips next month after the UK’s two largest health unions accepted the government’s proposed multi-year offer.

  • NI brings in new visitor guidelinesSubscription

    News10 June, 2008

    Hospital visitors must obtain permission from the nurse in charge of the relevant ward before bringing in food, according to new guidelines in Northern Ireland.

  • Unions split on how to regulate HCAsSubscription

    News10 June, 2008

    The two major nursing unions are split over how to best regulate healthcare assistants.

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