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Issue : 26 February 2008

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  • ‘Liz’s dogged determination stood out’Subscription

    Focus26 February, 2008

    Struck by the difficulties patients with mesothelioma face obtaining care, Liz Darlison was spurred into action. Louise Hunt finds out how her work earned her an NT Award

  • Do nurses obey the relationship rules?Subscription

    Focus26 February, 2008

    Many people meet their partners at work, so is it unreasonable to tell nurses they can’t date patients? Emma Vere-Jones finds out what nurses and regulators think.

  • Hot TopicSubscription

    Focus26 February, 2008

    ‘Government must put its money where its targets are – and commit to nurse training’

  • How can community nurses work more closely with hospital staff?

    How can community nurses work more closely with hospital staff?Subscription

    Focus26 February, 2008

    I am a district nurse and I feel that if I could work more closely with hospital staff it would benefit both patients and my career. How should I go about this?

  • Starting OutSubscription

    Focus26 February, 2008

    Placements help to sharpen career direction

  • Opinion: Brian Belle-FortuneSubscription

    Opinion26 February, 2008

    ‘It is time to change our organ donation system’

  • A programme to improve perinatal emotional and mental healthSubscription

    Clinical26 February, 2008

    ABSTRACTOwen, L., Nevin, H. (2008) A programme to improve perinatal emotional and mental health. This is an extended version of the article published in Nursing Times; 104: 8, 28-29.Government reports consistently highlight the need to provide early support for emotional and mental health problems, with the antenatal and postnatal periods identified as important stages for women and their families. This article outlines the development, implementation ...

  • Chronic kidney disease anaemia 1: diagnosis and screeningSubscription

    Clinical26 February, 2008

    ABSTRACTRoche, A. et al (2008) Chronic kidney disease anaemia 1: diagnosis and screening. Nursing Times; 104: 8, 26–27.This is a two-part unit on managing anaemia in chronic kidney disease. Part 1 outlines the prevalence, causes and signs and symptoms of the condition, which, until recently, was under-recognised and under-treated.

  • The effects of failing to believe patients’ experience of chronic painSubscription

    Clinical26 February, 2008

    ABSTRACTClarke, K.A., Iphofen, R. (2008) The effects of failing to believe patients’ experience of chronic pain. This is an extended version of the article published in Nursing Times; 104: 8, 30-31.BACKGROUND: Some patients with chronic pain complain that they feel they are not believed.AIM: To explore the effects of healthcare professionals not believing patients with pain.METHOD: This ...

  • Patient assessment Part 2 - Measuring Oral TemperatureSubscription

    Clinical26 February, 2008

    Body temperature is useful in monitoring health and illness as it reflects the ability to manage heat loss and gain. Its measurement is an essential part of assessment and monitoring in many clinical environments.

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