Issue : 10 June 2008
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Why is mental health nursing unpopular?Subscription
A US study suggests mental health nurses are viewed negatively by other nurses. Lisa Hitchen asks why.
We need more research to manage dyspnoeaSubscription
My invitation to write this editorial came as I was attending the American Thoracic Society’s (ATS) International Conference in Toronto, Canada (16–21 May).
Unions split on how to regulate HCAsSubscription
The two major nursing unions are split over how to best regulate healthcare assistants.
Training budgets were capped by governmentSubscription
The Government itself imposed restrictions on spending on healthcare training in order for the health service to reach a surplus in 2006–2007, NHS chief executive David Nicholsonhas admitted.
The use of Domiciliary Oxygen therapySubscription
Authors Carol Kelly, MA, BSc, RGN, is senior lecturer, Edge Hill University/Respiratory Education UK; Dave Lynes, PhD, RN, is head of academic services, Respiratory Education UKAbstract Kelly, C., Lynes, D. (2008) The use of domiciliary oxygen therapy. Nursing Times; 104: 23, 46–48.Carol Kelly and Dave Lynes discuss the evidence and assessment for domiciliary oxygen, as well as considering oxygen therapy in palliative care.
Scotland rethinks community rolesSubscription
Ongoing concerns about Scottish Government plans for a generic community nurse have prompted the RCN to launch its own review of the role.
Chemical and physical methods of reducing exposure to house dust mite allergens have not been recommended by a Cochrane review.
Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust is leading the way on race equality and diversity, reveals Victoria Hoban.
A pioneering sexual health unit in London, which uses touch screens for triage, is celebrating its first anniversary.
Nursing directors face judgementSubscription
Directors of nursing and other senior nurses at trusts judged as underperforming could find themselves replaced by colleagues from the independent sector, under latest government plans.