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Issue : 20 November 2007

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  • Improving quality of care in the lung cancer pathwaySubscription

    Clinical18 January, 2008

    Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust was chosen as one of seven pilot sites to work with the Cancer Services Collaborative Improvement Partnership (CSCIP) to test strategies to improve the patient experience.Keywords: Cancer care, Lung cancer, Patient involvement, Patient pathway

  • Carers’ needs when relatives go into a care homeSubscription

    Clinical18 January, 2008

    This paper reviews literature on the experiences of family carers when a relative goes into long-term care, with the aim of informing nurses how to provide support in this phase.This paper reviews literature on the experiences of family carers when a relative goes into long-term care, with the aim of informing nurses how to provide support in this phase.Keywords: Older people, family carers, long-term care

  • Supporting failing students in practice 1: Assessment

    Supporting failing students in practice 1: AssessmentSubscription

    Clinical27 November, 2007

    This two-part unit examines the issue of nursing students who fail in clinical practice. Part 1 explores reasons for failure, assessment and the emotional challenges mentors may face when supporting failing students

  • Carers’ needs when relatives go into a care homeSubscription

    Clinical19 November, 2007

    Author Paula Edge, BSc, RN, is clinical nurse manager, Risedale Retirement and Nursing Homes.

  • Improving quality of care in the lung cancer pathwaySubscription

    Clinical19 November, 2007

    Authors Liz Summers, BSc, RGN, is cancer lead nurse; Lisa Wells, BSc, RGN, is lung cancer clinical nurse specialist; Karen Spellman, MSc, BSc, is cancer lead manager; all at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.

  • ‘We have lost faith in those who review public services’Subscription

    Focus19 November, 2007

    Last week it was announced that there were 17,000 underachieving teachers in England and Wales. They are apparently messing about in class and not paying attention and this is damaging the education of 400,000 children. We would, it appears, be better off if we got rid of them. There are plans to transfer the offending would-be educators into electrical retail. Or pizza delivery. That’ll teach them.

  • ‘I’ve seen a great shift in HIV care’Subscription

    Focus19 November, 2007

    Marilyn Wilson has had a huge impact on patients and staff during her career in HIV nursing, according to Louise Tweddell

  • How it feels to nurse at a ‘failing’ trustSubscription

    Focus19 November, 2007

    Nurses are critical of the system that deems trusts ‘failing’. Richard Staines finds out why

  • LettersSubscription

    Focus19 November, 2007

    Letters

  • Views from the forum on learning disabilitiesSubscription

    Focus19 November, 2007

    Views from the forum on learning disabilities

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