Issue : 11 November 2008
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As I’m sure none of you have failed to notice, we are in the midst of turbulent economic times. People are losing their jobs and their homes, and there is an uncertainty about the future and how we will get ourselves out of this mess.
In a culture obsessed with beauty, George Winter claims an industry of ‘face-lifters’ is perpetuating the view that undesirable features require medical intervention
‘So much effort is wasted’Subscription
Like healthcare services, healthcare research has more than its fair share of duplication of effort and wheel reinvention. Every week funders issue research calls inviting researchers to bid for vast sums of money.
A blueprint for better care?Subscription
With the Conservative Party calling for more single rooms in all hospitals, Helen Mooney examines the pros and cons for nurses and patients
Patients suspected of being infected with C. diff should be tested twice because of the risk of misdiagnosis, suggest UK researchers.
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.
Providing nurses with just a week’s training on conflict management can improve their safety, evidence has suggested.
The seventh in this series on the anatomy and physiology looks at changes that occur in the endocrine system
Failing nursing courses in London could have their contracts terminated if attrition isn't slowed under a tough new regime to improve standards, NHS managers have warned.
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.