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It’s the sister who dictates care standards, says Katherine Fenton. So ensure patients get better care on your watch
Many nurses and healthcare professionals will be working over the Christmas holiday period and Marie Curie nurses are no different. In fact, Christmas is busier than any other time of year for the Marie Curie Nursing Service.
Patients with bowel dysfunction should be rectally assessed, but many nurses are either wary of undertaking this procedure or unaware of its importance, says Gaye Kyle
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So I’ve been the editor of Nursing Times for a whole week, and it’s been a pretty eventful one.
With a growing focus on health issues on television, nurses can help programme makers to ensure the public receive accurate health education, says soap adviser Victoria Harmer
Although nurses commonly deal with death, no standardised training in last offices is available. Jo Wilson and colleagues explain why nationally endorsed guidance is urgently needed
As nurses are now specifically mentioned in new policy on assisted suicide, they must consider their ethical obligation to patients in this debate, says Frances Trowell
Practice nurses Jenny Greenfield and Jetta Chita are trekking the Great Wall of China to raise money for breast cancer. In the first of a regular blog, they talk about getting fit for the challenge of a lifetime
As the government publishes palliative care competences, Jacqueline Pooler highlights the importance of choice over place of death – and the right kinds of bed to enable this