Issue : 18 March 2008
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The end-of-life care strategy must support nurses in care home settings
This is a two-part unit on communicating with patients with end-stage heart failure. Part 1 identified the potential issues patients may face. This second part aims to enable nurses to develop an awareness of the skills needed to help patients identify and express their fears and anxieties.
Patient Assessment: part 5 - Measuring PulseSubscription
Measuring the pulse provides information on the regularity of heart beat (heart rhythm) and an indication of the strength of heart contraction (pulse volume or amplitude).
Can you eat well at work?Subscription
Grabbing snacks on short breaks, working nights, burger bars in hospitals and even uniform policies – all conspire against eating well, says Emma Vere-Jones
‘When a recession comes it is the NHS that feels it first’
‘It’s not ageist to say older people’s needs may differ from those of younger people’
I am under a lot of stress at work, as are others. I do not want to take sick leave as I am dedicated to work and feel obliged to support my team. What can I do?
'It is a privilege to care for dying patients'
‘Mental well-being is a health promotion priority’
Changes in service delivery for people with learning disabilities impact on the way in which they are planned, developed and implemented. Examples of such changes include person-centred planning and direct payments.