Issue : 18 November 2008
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Encouraging adolescents to seek continence helpSubscription
Anne Weaver and Eileen Jacques outline continence problems that may affect young people and discuss how nurses can play a key role in engaging them in appropriate and effective treatment.
Background Typically, nurses use sign language, translated materials and family and friends when working with patients whose first language is not English. Using bilingual workers and professional interpreters is still relatively rare in healthcare. Sign language and improvisation are often used to establish rapport and assess understanding. However, this is an unsatisfactory way of communicating ...
This two-part unit discusses the link between erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and examines how to reduce the incidence of both conditions in men at risk. This first part outlines the association between ED and risk of CVD, and offers advice on how nurses can broach the sensitive subject of ED with patients.
Part 8 in our series on ageing focuses on the reproductive system
Recent research reveals women have a poor knowledge of their risk of stroke, even though they are more likely than men to die from the condition. Nerys Hairon reports.
Dressed in black tie and evening gowns nurses from accross the UK came together in London to celebrate their outstanding achievements at the Nursing Times awards.
Practice nurses deserve more paySubscription
Although practice nurses are taking on more consultations and responsibilities than ever before, their pay rises have been minimal while GPs’ profits have rocketed.