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Issue : 16 August 2011

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  • Nurse with child

    Children excluded by discussions about their care feel scared and angrySubscription

    News12 August, 2011

    Children who are excluded from discussions about their hospital care often feel scared and angry that no-one is listening to them or telling them what is going on, according to researchers from the nursing school at Trinity College, Dublin.

  • Nurse with older woman in wheelchair

    “Person-centred care is led by learning disability nurses”Subscription

    Clinical12 August, 2011

    No one who watched the Panorama documentary on the Winterbourne care home for people with learning disabilities could have felt anything but extreme distress and anger.

  • Patient in hospital with nurse

    Decision-making support for inpatients with learning disabilities Subscription

    Clinical12 August, 2011

    People with learning disabilities may need support to make healthcare decisions. Nurses can use the Mental Capacity Act to ensure decisions are made in patients’ best interests

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    Mobile patients 'leave hospital sooner'

    NHS Choices13 August, 2011

    “Hospital patients who get out of bed to walk around can cut their stay by three days,” reported the Daily Mirror. Those who start strolling on their first day in hospital shorten their visits more than others, it added.

  • Generic  drugs

    Administration of drugs 1: oral routeSubscription

    Clinical13 August, 2011

    Part one of this four-part series discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the oral route

  • Nurse with child

    Setting standards for diabetes careSubscription

    Clinical14 August, 2011

    Standards to support patients with diabetes exist, but are they enhancing their care?

  • Female nurse

    Managing change by empowering staffSubscription

    Clinical14 August, 2011

    A team of community nurses was encouraged to adapt an electronic patient caseload tool by making sure they were all involved in its development and implementation

  • clipboard admin targets nurse ward

    Most nurse managers 'negative' about tackling staff absence Subscription

    News15 August, 2011

    Most nurse managers are apathetic about tackling staff absence, despite nurses consistently having one of the highest rates of absenteeism among NHS staff, a study suggests.

  • Massage

    Does massage help to prevent pressure ulcers?Subscription

    Clinical15 August, 2011

    The simple answer is there is no evidence to suggest massage helps prevent pressure ulcers. In fact, there is limited evidence to suggest it actually causes harm, and several national guideline groups advise against it (Diemel-Peeters et al, 2006, 2005; Dyson, 1978).

  • Nurse talking to patient

    Caring for inpatients with learning disabilitiesSubscription

    Clinical15 August, 2011

    An education programme raised hospital employees’ awareness of the needs of people with learning disabilities when they are admitted to hospital

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