Issue : 2 October 2012
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How to make the most of your community placementSubscription
As a student mental health nurse, it’s inevitable that a lot of your placements will be based in a community mental health team (CMHT) as this is where the majority of mental health care takes place.
Claire Shirley is about to start her first placement of her final year, but she’s as nervous as ever …
“Does this uniform make my bum look big? Where can I find the smoking area?”
As soon as you begin your nursing training, your tutors will immediately start mentioning reflective practice.
'My tips on how to have the perfect placement'Subscription
Third year student nurse, Lynzi Ratcliffe, has some advice for students looking to experience a successful placement
Nurses 'warned children about Savile'Subscription
Nurses advised young patients to “pretend to be asleep” when Sir Jimmy Savile was visiting their hospital, it has been claimed.
Hunt urges better care for elderlySubscription
Better care for older people and more accountability among care home managers has been urged by new health secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Acutely ill hospital patients should have access to consultant doctors for at least 12 hours a day, seven days a week to reduce the number of hospital deaths which occur out of hours, leading physicians have said.
Nurses Conference 2012Subscription
This conference is aimed at equipping nurses and allied health professionals with the knowledge and a better understanding, of what the diagnosis of a blood and lymphatic cancer means to the patient.
Diabetic foot ulcers linked to 'earlier death'Subscription
Patients with diabetes who develop foot ulcers are more likely to die prematurely than those who do not, a study has suggested.