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Issue : 18 March 2008

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  • EditorialSubscription

    Focus18 March, 2008

    The end-of-life care strategy must support nurses in care home settings

  • Communication in end-of-life cardiac care 2: SkillsSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2008

    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

    Clinical18 March, 2008

    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

    Focus18 March, 2008

    Grabbing snacks on short breaks, working nights, burger bars in hospitals and even uniform policies – all conspire against eating well, says Emma Vere-Jones

  • Mark RadcliffeSubscription

    Opinion18 March, 2008

    ‘When a recession comes it is the NHS that feels it first’

  • Hot topicSubscription

    Focus18 March, 2008

    ‘It’s not ageist to say older people’s needs may differ from those of younger people’

  • How can I manage stress without letting my team down?

    How can I manage stress without letting my team down?Subscription

    Focus18 March, 2008

    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?

  • Starting outSubscription

    Focus18 March, 2008

    'It is a privilege to care for dying patients'

  • Alison GadsbySubscription

    Opinion18 March, 2008

    ‘Mental well-being is a health promotion priority’

  • Family carers’ opinions on learning disability servicesSubscription

    Clinical17 March, 2008

    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.

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