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Issue : 2 September 2008

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  • ‘Emergency contraception encourages young people to have unprotected sex’Subscription

    Opinion3 September, 2008

    Young women misuse the morning-after pill on a regular basis, wrongly thinking they are protected – with possible short and long-term risks, says Maria Gough

  • Teams benefit from newly qualified nursesSubscription

    News3 September, 2008

    Late summer is an exciting time of year if you’re a third-year nursing student. Come August, nurse trainees are finishing their final placements and getting ready for their first post. These students are looking forward to embarking upon a nursing career and starting a new post, while their mentors are feeling proud.

  • Redesigning community careSubscription

    Opinion3 September, 2008

    Six community foundation trust pilots are under way. Simon Ellery looks at their progress and how they are helping to improve care

  • 'We need to start seeing the person behind the patient’Subscription

    Opinion2 September, 2008

    A couple of weeks ago, I had to call an ambulance for a close family member in the middle of the night. As a rule, I’d say I am calm and decisive under pressure but it was a very different story when I was faced with caring for someone I loved during a crisis.

  • Mark Radcliffe 'Let’s stop pretending we can’t afford cancer drugs'Subscription

    Opinion2 September, 2008

    This hasn’t been much of a summer, has it? It’s been grey and wet; like November but without the fireworks. There has been no need for flip-flops, no swimming in the sea and the only time we have got the lilo out was when we covered it with a blanket, put a saucer of milk on it and watched next door’s surprised-looking cat bouncing back over the garden fence. When it’s raining you make your own entertainment.

  • Warning over poor stocking useSubscription

    News2 September, 2008

    Many surgical patients are at increased risk of developing deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) because they are not wearing compression stockings correctly, say US researchers.

  • Call to adopt spinal care bundleSubscription

    News2 September, 2008

    Critical care nurses have been urged to adopt a best practice guide to caring for spinally injured patients.

  • Legal threat to Priory over sick paySubscription

    News2 September, 2008

    The Priory Group could face legal claims over proposals to cut sick pay for nurses and support workers.

  • Better morale means better careSubscription

    News2 September, 2008

    Nurse morale is a key factor in high-quality patient care, the Healthcare Commission has found.

  • School nurses should teach about sex educationSubscription

    News2 September, 2008

    School nurses should be discussing sex education and relationships in primary and secondary schools as a statutory obligation, according to a cross-party group of MPs.

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