Issue : 13 October 2009
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Last year, as we stared into the empty cake tin and burped guiltily, researchers told us that our children’s generation would be the first in history to have a lower life expectancy than the preceding generation. The obesity epidemic was such that they were driving themselves to an early grave - via the kebab shop.
Janice Sigsworth on why the profession needs to agree priorities for its future and deliver them
An outline of the implications for nursing practice emerging from a study that explored symptoms and experience of urinary incontinence in women
An outline of the management options for patients with MS who experience bladder symptoms, which usually arise due to spinal cord involvement
Nurses need to resist the pressure to discharge homeless patients inappropriately, and must act to ensure better outcomes for them, says Samantha Dorney-Smith
An outline of the factors nurses need to consider when preparing homeless people for discharge from hospital
How taking on a mothering role can lead to less effective care and advocacy for patients Subscription
The treatment of a patient and attitudes towards him raised questions about the nursing role, and gender and age differences between nurses and patients
Older people require assessment of bowel and bladder function problems
Colchester nurses join the processionSubscription
Neonatal sister Sheila Dempsey was one of a group of nurses from Colchester General Hospital who took part in the Essex town’s carnival last month.
A national initiative to reduce central venous catheter associated bloodstream infections (CABSI) is set to be launched in December, Nursing Times has learnt.