Issue : 26 February 2014
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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 clinicSubscription
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 diseaseSubscription
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 homeSubscription
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 surgerySubscription
A case study illustrates how urinary incontinence should be managed following radical prostatectomy
Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancerSubscription
Cases of prostate cancer are increasing but significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of this condition
We asked the twitter nursing community what they think of this suggestion - here’s what they told us…
Employers moot move to 'living wage' pay planSubscription
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.
MHRA updates advice for osteoporosis drug useSubscription
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.
NHS 'failing' patients with eating disordersSubscription
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.