Issue : 13 May 2008
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'I was treated like a valued human being - not some useless waste of space who didn't deserve the time of day because I'd self-harmed'
Nursing in the 1990sSubscription
The introduction of clinical grading caused chaos before Project 2000 revolutionised nurse training. Adrian O’Dowd looks back at the final decade of the last millennium
Why infection control is everybody's businessSubscription
Healthcare-associated infections remain a threat to patients. Clare Lomas looks at good infection control practices
I can't help feeling a bit sorry for prime minister Gordon Brown. As a child he probably realised early on he was never going to play professional football, nor be the lead singer in a rock band.
Why we need a branch system in pre-reg trainingSubscription
As the future of nurse education comes under the spotlight, Steve McNally argues that generic training would jeopardise the care of people with learning disabilities
I am about to qualify as a nurse and am not sure what sort of job to go for. I really want to be a specialist nurse and have also considered nurse teaching as a career. What would you advise?
Imagine that you live in a desperately poor country. A country where a child at birth has the same odds of survival as one born in medieval England.
Female heart disease ‘less obvious’Subscription
Women at risk of myocardial infarction may report different symptoms from men, a major international study has shown.
Scientists have sequenced the genome of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, a bacterium that can cling to catheters and ventilator tubes and cause healthcare-associated infection.
Steroids fail in child meningitisSubscription
Giving corticosteroids to children with bacterial meningitis does not provide any benefit, despite being effective in adults, a US study has found.