Issue : 10 June 2008
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Matron numbers vary despite growthSubscription
Modern matron coverage still varies greatly across England, despite the NHS having met its target to double their number.
Calls to monitor nutritional riskSubscription
Nurses have been warned of the need to screen all patients for nutritional risk.
Joining a therapeutic community programmeSubscription
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 ...
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
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 ...
Genes and Chromosomes; Part 1 - an IntroductionSubscription
This article, the first in a four-part series, introduces genes and chromosomes.