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Issue : 13 May 2008

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  • Patient Voice: People who self-harm still deserve respectSubscription

    Opinion15 May, 2008

    '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

    News12 May, 2008

    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

    News12 May, 2008

    Healthcare-associated infections remain a threat to patients. Clare Lomas looks at good infection control practices

  • Mark Radcliffe: ‘Stop politicians messing with our health service’Subscription

    Opinion12 May, 2008

    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

    News12 May, 2008

    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

  • Career crossroadsSubscription

    News12 May, 2008

    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?

  • Linda Nazarko - ‘The UK reaps the benefit of healthcare migration’Subscription

    Opinion12 May, 2008

    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

    News12 May, 2008

    Women at risk of myocardial infarction may report different symptoms from men, a major international study has shown.

  • Genetic make-up of drug-resistant HCAI is decodedSubscription

    News12 May, 2008

    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

    News12 May, 2008

    Giving corticosteroids to children with bacterial meningitis does not provide any benefit, despite being effective in adults, a US study has found.

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