Issue : 11 November 2008
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Working in the sudanSubscription
Nursing in a war-torn country can offer many personal rewards. Kathy Oxtoby talks to Jo Grimshaw about her work in Darfur
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
Unhealthy nurses may be failing at workSubscription
Last week I visited the eye clinic because I had developed acute iritis. The clinic was full, as it always is, with a wide variety of eye-related traumas and unpronounceable conditions.
Tamoxifen cancer drug management neededSubscription
Nurses need to encourage more breast cancer patients receiving tamoxifen to complete their full five-year course of treatment, warn Scottish researchers.
The NHS's senior workforce director has said that strategic health authorities should spend more on CPD for nurses.
Senior nurse support requested by RCNSubscription
Directors of nursing are being asked to help the RCN draw up an A–Z guide for nurses newly appointed to senior management roles.
Safety campaign gains momentumSubscription
The RCN has pledged its support to a campaign that aims to make avoidable patient deaths ‘unacceptable’.
ABSTRACTCochrane, E. et al(2008) Providing palliative day care for non-malignant conditions. Nursing Times ; 104: 45, 32–35.
'Our legislative concerns are strangely skewed’Subscription
A recent survey by me found that nobody – with the possible exception of Nick Clegg – can name three members of the Liberal Democrat Party. For those interested in research methodology, I asked eight people, three of whom were under 12 and two of whom had had a drink and were singing ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’.
Nurses are piloting a leaflet to help patients understand their choices at the end of life, Louise Tweddell reports.