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Issue : 11 November 2008

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  • Providing palliative day care for non-malignent conditionsSubscription

    Clinical11 November, 2008

    ABSTRACTCochrane, E. et al(2008) Providing palliative day care for non-malignant conditions. Nursing Times ; 104: 45, 32–35.

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    Gardening as a therapeutic intervention in mental healthSubscription

    Clinical11 November, 2008

    This article describes why one low-secure unit chose to initiate a horticultural therapy project and organise it as a ‘workers’ cooperative’.The therapeutic benefits of gardening are explored, particularly focusing on the social benefits. The article also discusses the issue of hope, which is an intrinsic requirement in gardening.

  • Cervical cancer 2: Treatment options and side-effectsSubscription

    Clinical11 November, 2008

     This is the second of a two-part unit on managing cervical cancer. Part 1 covered its incidence and risk factors, screening and diagnosis, the vaccination programme, types of cervical cancer and disease spread. This second part outlines treatment and side-effects.

  • Exploring the anatomy and physiology of ageing: part 7 - the endocrine systemSubscription

    Clinical11 November, 2008

    The seventh in this series on the anatomy and physiology looks at changes that occur in the endocrine system

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    How to recognise respiratory syncytial virus in babiesSubscription

    Clinical11 November, 2008

    A new survey shows parents’ awareness of the risks posed to infants by a winter respiratory virus is worryingly low. Nerys Hairon outlines nurses’ role in prevention 

  • Working in the sudanSubscription

    Opinion11 November, 2008

    Nursing in a war-torn country can offer many personal rewards. Kathy Oxtoby talks to Jo Grimshaw about her work in Darfur

  • A blueprint for better care?Subscription

    Analysis11 November, 2008

    With the Conservative Party calling for more single rooms in all hospitals, Helen Mooney examines the pros and cons for nurses and patients

  • What will changes to top-up fees mean for nurses?Subscription

    Analysis11 November, 2008

    The government has announced a range of measures that aim to increase access to expensive drug treatments. Helen Mooney outlines the new system and its implications for nursing

  • C. diff testing kit errors prompt calls for double testingSubscription

    News11 November, 2008

    Patients suspected of being infected with C. diff should be tested twice because of the risk of misdiagnosis, suggest UK researchers.

  • Tamoxifen cancer drug management neededSubscription

    News11 November, 2008

    Nurses need to encourage more breast cancer patients receiving tamoxifen to complete their full five-year course of treatment, warn Scottish researchers.

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