Issue : 16 October 2013
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'A job that I already love'Subscription
I have, perhaps, an unusual background for a nurse. I was previously a research scientist, acquiring a BSc and PhD, and then working as a microbiologist at a university.
“Children whose mothers are depressed during pregnancy have a small increased risk of depression in adulthood,” BBC News reports.
“Best cure for a hangover? Sprite,” claims The Daily Telegraph and the Mail Online. But the popular fizzy lemon and lime drink may not be the morning-after quick-fix for boozers that the media suggests it is.
Colloids ban remains for majority of patientsSubscription
The European Medicines Agency has confirmed that hydroxyethyl-starch solutions should no longer be used to treat patients with sepsis, burn injuries or critically ill patients.
“The cure for teen obesity? Eating five times a day,” is the advice on the Mail Online website.
Yesterday I signed the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely petition.
Using mindfulness to secure a jobSubscription
Being mindful can help you when faced with a job interview, then with the stresses of the job itself
This week I have been talking to my students about a theory of power by a bloke called Steven Lukes.
First major study of LCP finds little benefitSubscription
The controversial Liverpool Care Pathway has little clinical benefit over standard care but may improve patient dignity, the first randomised control trial of the approach has found.
Help shape Macmillan's new skill sharing pilotSubscription
Macmillan invites you to share your energy and expertise and help us reach even more people affected by cancer.