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  • Continence consultations to cost £3mSubscription

    7 May, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    The government is set to launch yet another consultation into proposals to change funding for stoma and incontinence appliances this month.

  • Sexuality Following Stoma Formation 2: Nursing CareSubscription

    29 April, 2008

    Learning objectives

  • Sexuality Following Stoma Formation 1: BackgroundSubscription

    17 April, 2008

    This is the first of a two-part unit on the issue of sexuality after stoma formation. It explores the physical and psychosocial issues related to sexuality following stoma formation, outlines relevant literature and highlights the importance of holistic nursing care for these patients.

  • Involving patients in developing chemotherapy servicesSubscription

    11 March, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Radical and palliative treatments for bowel cancer include the administration of IV cytotoxic chemotherapy, adjuvant to other modalities, such as radiotherapy and surgery.

  • Patient Assessment Part 3 - Measurement of Gastric Fluid pHSubscription

    3 March, 2008Updated: 24 March, 2009

    pH is the measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, or a negative logarithmic scale of hydrogen ion concentration in a solution.

  • New IBS guidance focuses on improving diagnosis and careSubscription

    3 March, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Irritable bowel syndrome is usually diagnosed by excluding other conditions. New NICE guidance offers positive diagnosis criteria, reports Nerys Hairon

  • Key Questions - GastrointestinalSubscription

    16 November, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Christine Norton, PhD, MA, RN, is Burdett professor of gastrointestinal nursing, King’s College London and nurse consultant, St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow.

  • Bowel care seriesSubscription

    14 November, 2007

    Click the links below to download Nursing Times’ practical guides to bowel care

  • Bowel care part 4. Administering an enemaSubscription

    5 November, 2007

    An enema is a liquid preparation that is introduced into the body via the rectum for the purposes of producing a bowel movement or administering medication. Kyle, G. (2007) Bowel care part 4. Administering an enema. Nursing Times; 103: 45, 26-27. Keywords: Gastrointestinal, enema, bowel care

  • Managing bowel disorders with rectal irrigationSubscription

    4 September, 2007Updated: 5 March, 2009

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 36, PAGE NO: 32-33

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