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  • Bed

    "I know what my body is telling me I need"Subscription

    13 April, 2012

    Alun Morgan, 62, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 49. He describes his contrasting experiences of nursing care during a short spell in hospital.

  • An overview of chronic heart failure management

    An overview of chronic heart failure managementSubscription

    30 March, 2012

    Nurses in all settings may be involved in caring for patients with heart failure. This article reviews the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and management options

  • Dementia meals

    'We can all do our bit so people with dementia feel included'Subscription

    27 March, 2012

    I work with people with dementia and their loved ones, helping them access information on essential matters such as support services and living with dementia.

  • Students in a lecture

    Using vignettes to teach stroke care Subscription

    24 February, 2012

    Newly qualified nurses often feel underprepared to care for patients with stroke. Using clinical vignettes enhanced student nurses’ education on stroke management

  • A woman using a wheelchair

    Intermittent self-catheterisation in MSSubscription

    27 January, 2012

    A review of the literature on the use of ISC in people with multiple sclerosis found significant support and follow-up may be required to ensure long-term use of this technique Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here

  • A nurse with an older patient

    Causes and strategies for moisture lesionsSubscription

    27 January, 2012

    Moisture lesions often cause pain and distress. A number of strategies can be adopted to prevent and treat dermatitis associated with urinary or faecal incontinence

  • trainers

    How to care for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/MESubscription

    7 October, 2011

    Managing CFS/ME promptly reduces the possibility of lasting impairment and disability

  • thermometer

    Complex febrile seizures in childrenSubscription

    7 October, 2011

    A thorough clinical examination and a detailed history are vital to ensure prompt support of children presenting with febrile seizures

  • Older man depression elderly man care home

    'Depression after stroke may be missed – nurses can spot it'Subscription

    4 July, 2011

    Stroke is the single largest cause of neurological disability in the UK. For some, the physical disability may not be as devastating as the emotional aspects

  • Patient in hospital with a nurse

    Palliative care in Parkinson’s diseaseSubscription

    20 June, 2011

    Providing palliative care can help maintain patients’ independence and improve their quality of life at every stage of Parkinson’s disease – not just at the end of their lives