Issue : 13 October 2009
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Nurses need to resist the pressure to discharge homeless patients inappropriately, and must act to ensure better outcomes for them, says Samantha Dorney-Smith
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.
Patients’ lives are being put at risk because of poor practice in basic patient observations, Nursing Times can reveal.
Pay freeze sparks fears over nurse staffing levels Subscription
Conservative plans to freeze public sector pay would cause future nursing shortages, unions are warning.
All acute nurses should be using early warning score systems to identify patients at risk of deterioration, according to the National Patient Safety Agency.
An outline of the management options for patients with MS who experience bladder symptoms, which usually arise due to spinal cord involvement
Nursing students from a London university will no longer be placed at the largest NHS trust in England, after it was replaced with a provider with a bigger research profile.
Janice Sigsworth on why the profession needs to agree priorities for its future and deliver them
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
Health visitors are receiving “insufficient” training on using the electronic patient records system, according to latest survey results.