Issue : 13 July 2010
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Nursing staff inspired to assess lifestylesSubscription
A pioneering service aimed at improving the lifestyles of hospital patients has inspired nursing staff to do the same.
Midwifery leaders have welcomed government moves away from the centralisation of maternity units into large “baby factories”.
IT system to check nurses' observation practiceSubscription
A hospital trust in Birmingham is to use an IT system to identify where nurses are not carrying out patient observations properly.
Midwives are more likely to be involved in clinical negligence cases than frontline staff working in other areas, the latest NHS research suggests.
More than half the measures chosen by hospital trusts to demonstrate their quality of care are nursing indicators, analysis by Nursing Times shows.
Health minister Anne Milton has urged nurses to play an active part in efforts to boost donation rates, which are still failing to keep up with demand.
Palliative care funding to be reviewedSubscription
An independent review of palliative care funding must look at accountability to ensure money is passed on to hospices, as well as bringing an end to the postcode lottery in resourcing, according to end of life care charities.
People should be able to die in the place of their choice. New guidance gives practical advice on how to ensure patients’ preferred priorities are achieved
Although nurses commonly deal with death, no standardised training in last offices is available. Jo Wilson and colleagues explain why nationally endorsed guidance is urgently needed
Nurses are ideally placed to perform last offices for patients who are deceased and care for their bereaved relatives. Cultural awareness and sensitivity is vital