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Issue : 17 June 2008

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  • Using analogies makes studying easierSubscription

    Opinion18 June, 2008

    No one likes to admit defeat but early on in my university days – being new to science – I found physiology impossible to grasp and, in desperation, turned to my tutor for advice.

  • 'We live in a culture where healthy choices are hard’Subscription

    Opinion18 June, 2008

    Growing stuff is the new rock ’n’ roll. Well, that is what I tell myself as I get all excited about going down to the allotment to reap and sow, and weed and dig. If you want any garlic, red onions, strawberries or bindweed, let me know. Broccoli isn’t going well, tomatoes are a bit slow and I’m not sure I should have bothered with the yams.

  • Nurses aren’t superhumanSubscription

    Opinion18 June, 2008

    In a report published by the Healthcare Commission in April, it was revealed that 30% of hospital complaints relate to fundamental nursing care.

  • Is our ward sister showing favouritism?Subscription

    Opinion18 June, 2008

    I believe our ward sister is showing favouritism towards one of my colleagues and it is impacting on the career opportunities of the rest of our team. They are good friends and share a flat. What can we do?

  • A shining example of care at its very bestSubscription

    Opinion18 June, 2008

    One of my closest friends was taken into North Tyneside General Hospital after suffering a massive stroke. He was admitted into the emergency care unit (ECU). His family and I travelled to be at his bedside and bring comfort to his wife.

  • ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’Subscription

    Opinion18 June, 2008

    Once I thought I was immortal and there was nothing in life that couldn’t be fixed. I learnt, as we all do, that my body is frail, mortal flesh and that there are some things we have to live with.

  • Providing cancer care at homeSubscription

    News17 June, 2008

    A trust has set up a pioneering oncology service. Victoria Hoban finds out more.

  • How nurses are filling the training gapsSubscription

    News17 June, 2008

    A lack of available funds for post-registration training has encouraged some nurses to come up with their own cost-effective training solutions, reveals Jennifer Taylor

  • Nurses vital in coronary care plansSubscription

    News17 June, 2008

    Doctors must be more receptive to nurse involvement in drawing up multidisciplinary care plans, say nurses following a report published this month.

  • St John’s Wort not effective for ADHDSubscription

    News17 June, 2008

    St John’s Wort is not effective in treating young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), despite being regularly used as an alternative therapy for the condition, according to latest research.

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