Opinion and book reviews
Diabetes Head to ToeSubscription
’The readers most likely to benefit from this book would be student nurses.’
The NHS Long Term Plan puts a focus on prevention with initiatives such as improvements to NHS premises to include healthier options of hospital food for staff and patients; increased education for frontline staff on nutrition and achieving a healthy weight; and doubling the capacity of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.
I have long been concerned about power and ‘parentalism’ in healthcare.
Over the past several years there has been a positive shift in how type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance are managed.
Understanding Type 2 DiabetesSubscription
’This is an excellent guide for students or qualified nurses.’
Principles of Diabetes Care, second editionSubscription
’This books should certainly been considered by anyone who wants to provide support in the field of diabetic care and management.’
’This book should be read by anyone who has an interest in foot health whether as a podiatrist, nurse or physiotherapist.’
Over-prescribing: yes it still happens.
Hypertension - second editonSubscription
I would recommend this book for any health care professional or student that is going to come across patients with hypertension in their place of work.
We talk to Emma Alderwick, who recently started as a unit manager at a private care home in Malvern, having previously been diabetes specialist nurse for the NHS in Gloucestershire
Health promotion is part of every nurse’s role but conversations are not always easy to start. Practice nurse and health promotion enthusiast, Jaqui Walker, explains how World Cancer Research Fund can help
Diabetes – Eat your way to a better healthSubscription
’The book would be of benefit to general reader, new diagnosed patient with type 2 diabetes and nurses how provide dietary advice to patients with Type 2 diabetes.’
While most people will be taking an extended break from work, nurses around the country will be delivering care to the one in four of the population with a long-term condition.
‘We need more voices for practice nurses’Subscription
A passion for nursing has shaped the last three decades of Susan Nightingale’s life
We talk to Sam Matthews, a newly qualified staff nurse at University Hospital of North Staffordshire
As a teacher of foreign languages, Helen frequently comes across opinions about English language testing for nurses that seem to be formed from very little information
'We are now contending with the public’s unrealistic expectation of what they are entitled to'Subscription
Irene Hall reflects on her 50 years in the NHS and what has changed during that time
Due to be published in August, the latest NICE guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes have been available for consultation since January.
A Man’s Guide To Healthy AgingSubscription
‘The style and structure allow you to look for things that you might want to know the answer to, or to browse through looking for bits of interest.’
‘The book is ideal for gaining a knowledge base regarding diabetes with suggested reading throughout the book for further knowledge development of diabetes.’
‘It should be recommended to the medical and nursing profession since the prevalence of diabetes continues to rise.’
Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World: Addressing Gaps in Global Policy and ResearchSubscription
‘This book would be relevant to any nurse with an academic interest in global health issues and politics, as well as those with a specific interest in overseas health policy, or those considering work in developing countries.’
Cops, robbers... and nursesSubscription
As a custody nurse, Lorna Stephens cares for people who have anything from diabetes or drug dependency issues to depression
‘Nurses at any stage of practice could benefit from this book as it provides good evidence based data when considering tissue viability and holistic assessment.’
This week is Nutrition and Hydration Week.
Diabetes UK’s Professional Conference starts today in Liverpool.Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, tells Nursing Times why the charity’s foot campaign is still a priority.
There is compelling evidence that diabetes specialist nurses help to improve clinical outcomes in people with diabetes
Alcohol consumption has been an integral part of social activity in most countries since neolithic times. Today, approximately 90% of adults in the UK drink alcohol.
‘The barriers come down and bit by bit you can see them realising they can live with their condition’Subscription
When a child or young person is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes their life and their family’s lives changes forever. It is not easy for anyone. It is hard work day after day after day
Being a child and being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes means having to make huge adjustments to everyday life, and diagnosis sends shockwaves through the entire family
People are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes as they age.
Did you miss the latest #NurChat Twitter debate about diabetes? Let us sum it up for you…
We talk to Sonia Rangi Wijesundare, community diabetes specialist nurse at Central London Community Healthcare Trust, who qualified as a nurse in 2002.
'Seeing an inspirational tutor on the ward and in class made me see the link between doing and thinking'Subscription
A desire to be an artificial limb engineer led Andrea Nelson into a career in nursing.
Diabetes specialist nurses help to reduce the risk of complications that are both devastating for the person involved and very expensive to treat, says Barbara Young
Nurses are in a prime position to educate and raise awareness on the typical and atypical hyperglycaemic-related symptoms of type 1 diabetes.
Caring for people with dengue fever, cobra bites and tuberculosis with few resources is all in a day’s work for James Cook.
Malnourishment and food etiquette in hospitalsSubscription
On Tuesday 7 February, nurses from around the country came together to talk about a vastly poignant subject that is prevalent in many hospitals - malnourishment and food etiquette via #nurseshift
Is the nursing profession branching out too far?Subscription
From the start of my course, if I had collected one pound coin for every time I had heard the words ‘collaboration’ or ‘inter-professional’ then I would certainly not be relying on my NHS student bursary or student loan whilst at university to fund me.
Nursing - do you remember?Subscription
Have you ever played ‘do you remember’, when a group of like-minded people with a common history start reminiscing? It happened to me the other day, and I want to tell you about it.
On Friday, just as the news team was busy putting Nursing Times to bed, the DH posted a “pensions calculator” on its website to provide an “illustrative estimate” of how the proposed changes to the NHS pension scheme will affect members.
Join the debate online on Wednesday 16 November - World COPD Day 2011.
Obesity in the UK is rising to epidemic levels, with reports suggesting that, by 2025, four out of 10 people in the UK will be obese. Rising obesity is linked with an increase in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Driving quality in diabetes careSubscription
A new generation of Point of Care blood glucose testing meters with wireless connectivity to the hospital’s IT systems is raising the quality of data collected andspeeding up nurse’s access to blood glucose results therefore improving patient safety and care.
This advertorial was sponsored by Novo Nordisk. The content was approved by the sponsoring company and the author prior to publication.Prior to 1985, insulin administration for people with diabetes meant using a large glass syringe and a reusable needle, both of which had to be sterilised by boiling.
Anne Marshall tells us how healing the mind can help heal the body.
'There is so much changing here all the time. And every time I’ve got itchy feet, I’ve had a promotion'Subscription
Caroline Cassels supervises more than 100 staff, oversees many departments - and finds time for direct care.
We talk to Debbie Hicks, nurse consultant in diabetes at NHS Enfield Community Services, who qualified in 1981, and has worked in diabetes care since 1990
This week sees three contrasting reports on the role of specialist nurses in the NHS.
Anne Cooper has lived with diabetes most of her life, she has seen technology revolutionise care but still wants more to change