Issue : 13 November 2007
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AUTHOR Michael John Pritchard, ENG, DipHE, BA with ENB Higher Award, RGN, is advanced nurse practitioner in general surgery, breast, urology and orthopaedics, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.ABSTRACT Pritchard, M.J. (2007) Understanding Ménière’s disease 2: treatment options. Nursing Times; 103: 46, 30–31.Keywords: Meniere’s Disease, Tinnitus, Management
An outline of the evidence for cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and its four phases, describing innovations in Cornwall. It discusses how CR was developed in Cornwall using audit and local research, strengthening the interface of primary and secondary care to provide a seamless service for patients who experience a myocardial infarctionKeywords: Cardiac care, Cardiac rehabilitation, Service development
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
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
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
Identifying liver disease in childrenSubscription
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
Under the skin of cosmetic nursingSubscription
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
'Nurse's action saved my daughter's life'Subscription
Jeannie Flynn believes fast intervention from her health visitor saved her daughter’s life.
Online centre opens to all mentorsSubscription
A NEW website for nurse mentors has been launched by Napier University, a nurse education centre in Scotland.