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Issue : 13 November 2007

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  • Award to study US neuro careSubscription

    Focus9 November, 2007

    TWO senior nurses from Glenside Manor, which provides specialist neuro-rehabilitation, have won a scholarship to study brain injury recovery centres in the US.

  • BHF funds academic nurse postSubscription

    Focus9 November, 2007

    THE British Heart Foundation has funded a new academic nurse post at the University of Glasgow with the aim of combating heart disease in Scotland.

  • Online centre opens to all mentorsSubscription

    Focus9 November, 2007

    A NEW website for nurse mentors has been launched by Napier University, a nurse education centre in Scotland.

  • Careers BriefSubscription

    Focus9 November, 2007

    Careers Brief

  • 'Nurse's action saved my daughter's life'Subscription

    Opinion9 November, 2007

    Jeannie Flynn believes fast intervention from her health visitor saved her daughter’s life.

  • Under the skin of cosmetic nursingSubscription

    Focus9 November, 2007

    More than ever before patients are choosing to have aesthetic treatments. Emma Vere-Jones talks to nurses in the field about the ethical dilemmas of working in this unregulated area

  • Identifying liver disease in childrenSubscription

    Focus9 November, 2007

    If liver disease in babies and young children is to be treated better, healthcare staff need to be more aware of the signs and refer young patients early on, says Kathy Oxtoby

  • Bowel care, part 5 – a practical guide to digital rectal examinationSubscription

    Focus9 November, 2007

    Digital rectal examination (DRE) is an invasive procedure involves observing the perianal area and inserting a lubricated gloved finger into a patient’s rectum.Kyle, G. (2007) Bowel care, part 5 – a practical guide to digital rectal examination. Nursing Times; 103: 45, 28-29.Keywords: Assessment, Digital Rectal Examination, Bowel Care

  • The impact of superstition on behaviour in dementiaSubscription

    Focus9 November, 2007

    This qualitative study explores the possibility of superstition as a causal factor in some challenging behaviours shown by older people with dementia.Keywords: Care of the older person, Dementia, Superstition

  • Helping patients to cope with seasonal affective disorderSubscription

    Focus9 November, 2007

    The shorter daylight hours in winter bring the prospect of seasonal affective disorder for some people. Nerys Hairon outlines how nurses can help affected patients Keywords: mental health, management, seasonal affective disorder

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