Issue : 12 June 2012
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Using reflective practice in frontline nursingSubscription
Reflective practice can be used to help nurses to make sense of work situations and, ultimately, to improve care. A simple, three-stage model is proposed.
The development of advanced nursing rolesSubscription
Advanced nursing practice has led to innovation in nursing but also to confusion. This article focuses on its progress from its early days in the 19th century to the present day.
'Stop the blame game to raise standards of care'Subscription
Too many times in healthcare, managers and staff use what went wrong to inspire them to find a model for safe and better practice.
Scottish family nurse scheme to be extendedSubscription
The family nurse partnership programme in Scotland has been extended to three new parts of the country, it has been announced.
Public satisfaction with the NHS saw its largest-ever drop last year as ministers highlighted weaknesses in the service to justify the Health and Social Care Act, and senior clinicians spoke out against the reforms.
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas are 24% less likely to survive than more affluent patients, research suggests.
Plaque increases cancer death riskSubscription
Poor oral hygiene may increase risk of cancer death, scientists claim.
Illness and patients’ perceptions of their status as subordinate to clinicians are the most important barriers to their active involvement in reducing clinical errors, according to researchers from the University of Surrey.
Older people's safety 'at risk due to cuts'Subscription
Older people are being put at risk because of “dangerous” cuts to home-based care which could cost the country billions of pounds, a leading charity has warned.