Issue : 20 January 2009
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There’s no escaping the fact that recruitment for nursing posts is an employers’ market. While some student nurse candidates make it to the interview, others with equal qualifications do not get that far. That’s why, like most third-year students, I look forward to job-seeking with a sense of trepidation.
'Veterans’ mental health is being neglected'Subscription
The terrors of war are never far from the headlines and with UK troops set to return from Iraq by July, treating post-traumatic stress disorder could be a growing part of the work of healthcare professionals.
Is there a problem with the image of nursing? More than a third of senior nurses who attended the Nursing Times Summit last week believe that the profession has lost public support - something that was unthinkable just a few years ago.
The management of non-cognitive symptoms and challenging behaviour in people with dementia
Nurse-led telephone follow-up after cancer treatment is preferred by patients to traditional outpatient services, a UK study suggests.
A nurse is aware that the ward statistics are not being correctly reported to the management. She knows that this is because the ward would benefit financially from the inaccuracies. Should she take any action and if so what?
Should a suppository be inserted with the blunt end or the pointed end first, or does it not matter?Subscription
Nursing practice often involves undertaking procedures about which there is debate or uncertainty. In Practice Questions we ask experts to determine how nurses should approach these procedures. This week: Should a suppository be inserted with the blunt end or the pointed end first, or does it not matter?
Nursing award for patient passport scheme that gives info about patients with learning disabilitiesSubscription
A scheme that gives hospital staff vital information about patients with learning disabilities has won a £2,000 Foundation of Nursing Award.
This study explores whether recognising nurses’ learning styles could help to integrate theory and practice.
A nurse-led fracture liaison service has significantly improved the care of patients with osteoporosis at a south east London trust.