Issue : 24 June 2008
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Grace Dorey describes the symptom, prevalence and aetiology of post-micturition dribble in men and explores the literature in order to give guidance on assessment and treatment options.
Urinary incontinence in Muslim womenSubscription
This article describes the results of a qualitative study that explores how religion and culture influence Muslim women’s decisions to seek healthcare for urinary incontinence.
Seven of England's 10 strategic health authorities have committed to spending their entire staff training budget on training. NT wrote to SHAs as part of its Time Out For Training campaign, calling on them to ringfence the nursing element of the Multi-Professional Education and Training budget.
How to cut clostrum difficile infectionSubscription
AUTHOR Rifat Soyfoo, MSc, is scientist; Karen Shaw, BHSc, MPH, is nurse epidemiologist; both at the Health Protection Agency, London.ABSTRACT Soyfoo, R., Shaw, K. (2008) How to cut Clostridium difficile infection. Nursing Times; 104, 25, 42–44.This article provides an update on Clostridium difficile and highlights the appropriate infection-control measures that need to be in place to reduce the infection.
AUTHOR Gaye Kyle, MA, BA, RGN, is senior lecturer, Thames Valley University, Slough.ABSTRACT Kyle, G. (2008) Digital removal of faeces by acute sector nurses. Nursing Times; 104: 25 , 40.Gaye Kyle argues that nurses in the acute sector need education about the procedure for the manual removal of faeces.
Eileen Shepherd, editor, Continence Journal
Are we failing overseas nurses?Subscription
The lure of working in the UK has led to some overseas nurses becoming exploited by rogue international recruitment agencies. Jennifer Taylor investigates
Directors of nursing uncoveredSubscription
An NT survey reveals that many nurses haven’t even met their director of nursing. Clare Lomas finds out more
Cancer deaths higher in the northSubscription
People living in the north of England are significantly more likely to die from cancer than those in the rest of the country, suggests a report published last week.
Nurse clinics benefit radiotherapy patientsSubscription
Patients with cancer benefit more from regular nurse-led radiotherapy reviews than from those by consultants, according to a UK study supporting the role of specialist nurses.