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Issue : 13 November 2007

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  • Understanding Ménière’s Disease 2: Treatment OptionsSubscription

    Clinical9 November, 2007

    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

  • Clinical Development: Improving provision of cardiac rehabilitation servicesSubscription

    Focus9 November, 2007

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • '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.

  • Careers BriefSubscription

    Focus9 November, 2007

    Careers Brief

  • 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.