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Issue : 16 August 2011

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  • 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.

  • Sperm.jpeg

    A new way to select IVF embryos?

    NHS Choices19 August, 2011

    “A video technique that may significantly boost a woman’s odds of having a baby could soon be available,” according to the Daily Mail.

  • 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

  • beasley christine

    Anger following attack on chief nurse roleSubscription

    News16 August, 2011

    Nurses are demanding the role of chief nursing officer for England – the most senior representative of the profession – is protected after it emerged it faces being scrapped or “diluted” by the government.

  • Beans and lentils 'lower cancer risk'

    NHS Choices18 August, 2011

    “Lentil-loving hippies have the right idea when it comes to beating bowel cancer,” according to the Daily Express.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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    Doctors 'should have more maternity training'

    NHS Choices16 August, 2011

    BBC News has reported “a call for more maternity doctors” by a group of six UK obstetricians who said that most maternal deaths are now caused by treatable medical conditions.

  • 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).

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