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Issue : 10 June 2008

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  • Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy 2: managementSubscription

    Clinical11 June, 2008

    This two-part unit explores miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. This part, part 2, outlines diagnosis, management and key nursing interventions. It also discusses the emotional impact of pregnancy loss.

  • 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 ...

  • Bursary plan for degree studentsSubscription

    News10 June, 2008

    Students applying for nursing degrees are to be offered bursaries for the first time, under plans revealed last week.

  • Calls for increased fuel allowanceSubscription

    News11 June, 2008

    Nursing unions are calling for an increase in nurses’ fuel allowance to help cover the hike in petrol costs.

  • Calls to monitor nutritional riskSubscription

    News10 June, 2008

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

  • 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.

  • Genes and Chromosomes; Part 1 - an IntroductionSubscription

    Clinical5 June, 2008

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

  • Guidelines stress importance of accurate diagnosis of difficult-to-control asthmaSubscription

    Clinical11 June, 2008

    Updated asthma guidelines have called for greater recognition of difficult-to-control asthma.

  • 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

  • Interpreting the Language of BreathlessnessSubscription

    Clinical11 June, 2008

    Authors Janelle Yorke, MRes, GradDip, RGN, lecturer; Anne-Marie Russell, PGCE, MSc, BSc, RM, RN, RHV, LPE, lecturer/nurse practitioner, both at School of Nursing, University of Salford.

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