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Issue : 26 February 2014

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  • 'When tasks overwhelm, the human touch will be missing'

    Comment: 'When tasks overwhelm, the human touch will be missing'Subscription

    Clinical21 February, 2014

    I am not sure there has ever been a golden era of nursing. Certainly, I would be the first to criticise my own training with its flaws and inadequacies, but it did teach me fundamental skills, which I have always thought were pivotal to being a nurse

  • Patients’ views on a nurse-led prostate clinic

    Patients’ views on a nurse-led prostate clinicSubscription

    Clinical21 February, 2014

    This article reports on a survey, which was undertaken to establish patient satisfaction with a nurse-led clinic for men with suspected prostate cancer

  • Drug treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

    Drug treatments for Alzheimer’s diseaseSubscription

    Clinical21 February, 2014

    No new drugs have been approved to treat Alzheimer’s disease since the late 1990s; this article discusses the problems this poses and the efficacy of these drugs

  • Continence care for people with dementia at home

    Continence care for people with dementia at homeSubscription

    Clinical21 February, 2014

    Although most people with dementia live at home, little research has been done on whether conservative continence interventions enable them to stay there instead of moving into care homes

  • Incontinence following prostate cancer surgery

    Incontinence following prostate cancer surgerySubscription

    Clinical21 February, 2014

    A case study illustrates how urinary incontinence should be managed following radical prostatectomy

  • Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

    Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancerSubscription

    Clinical21 February, 2014

    Cases of prostate cancer are increasing but significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of this condition

  • Should nurses be asked to "clock in and out" of shifts?

    #NTtwitchat live debate: Should nurses be asked to "clock in and out" of shifts?VideoSubscription

    Opinion21 February, 2014

    We asked the twitter nursing community what they think of this suggestion - here’s what they told us…

  • Pay

    Employers moot move to 'living wage' pay planSubscription

    News24 February, 2014

    The head of NHS Employers has suggested introducing a “living wage” – calculated according to the basic cost of living – for health service staff as an alternative to the annual review of basic pay.

  • Fresh advice for osteoporosis drug use

    MHRA updates advice for osteoporosis drug useSubscription

    News24 February, 2014

    Healthcare professionals treating severe osteoporosis in women who have gone through the menopause and men with a high risk of fracture are to be given updated advice on the use of Protelos.

  • anorexia eating disorder

    NHS 'failing' patients with eating disordersSubscription

    News24 February, 2014

    The NHS is “failing” thousands of patients with eating disorders who are being turned away by doctors because their condition is not deemed serious enough, campaigners have claimed.

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