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Issue : 20 July 2010

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  • Bereaved family members may want some form of spiritual or religious support

    After death 2: exploring the procedures for laying out and preparing the body for viewingSubscription

    Clinical16 July, 2010

    Last offices must be performed with dignity and respect. Nurses are uniquely placed to have awareness of the wishes of patients and their grieving families

  • New guidelines for meningitis treatment

    Meningitis treatment guidelines publishedSubscription

    News16 July, 2010

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has published guidelines for the management and treatment of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in under 16s.

  • I think that unmanaged, unending commitment to the tasks of the day becomes corrosive for many healthcare workers.

    The good, the bad, and the ridiculously busySubscription

    Opinion16 July, 2010

    I think that the key to success is balance. It certainly is when standing up or riding a bike and I remain convinced it applies to pretty much everything else too.

  • Cathy Warwick

    The NHS pension scheme is hardly a tax guzzling monsterSubscription

    Opinion16 July, 2010

    Men retiring at 65 can expect to live another 13 years, while women who retire at 60 should live for another 22 years, according to official figures. Even as the state retirement age creeps up, people can still expect to live for years in retirement, especially as life expectancy climbs ever higher.

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