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VOL: 97, ISSUE: 18, PAGE NO: 37Lucy Ronda, BA, RGN, is clinical research nurse, skin therapy research unit, St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas's Hospital, LondonPsoriasis is a chronic, non-infectious skin disease that commonly presents as well-demarcated, reddish plaques topped by silver scales, which are produced by an increase in the rate of proliferation of epidermal cells. It varies in severity from mild to life-threatening.
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 32Rhona Hotchkiss, RGN, is director of the Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Unit, EdinburghThe Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Unit (NMPDU) aims to ensure that practice development happens in a planned and cohesive way throughout Scotland and that lessons learnt in one area are shared across the country.
Karen LayFlurrie, RN.
Mark Collier, BA (Hons), RN, ONC, RCNT, RNT.
The Exeter Research Alliance for Diabetes (EXTRA study) is a new research project recently implemented at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. This project aims to investigate the genetic and environmental influences on the development of diabetes and its associated complications. The project will combine clinical, laboratory and genetic information to improve on the current understanding of diabetes. The EXTRA study is a resource from which novel aspects of research in diabetes will ...
Prison health care is undergoing significant organisational change affecting both the service and the health care staff who deliver it (HM Prison Service and NHS Executive, 2000; 1999). The nursing workforce in prisons is composed mainly of health care officers - prison officers who have undertaken specialist training in health care - and civilian nurses who have undertaken training in security. Some health care officers also have a nursing qualification. Most nurses working in prisons ...
This article, the second in a three-part series on research, explores quantitative research. Quantitative research aims to focus on objectivity, and therefore searches for answers that can be generalised to other situations. Quantitative researchers believe that it is possible to focus on objective reality within the world.
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 14, PAGE NO: 28Malcolm Watts, MA, RMN, RGN, PGCert TL, is senior lecturer, school of health, University of NorthamptonThere is general acceptance that 30-50% of people with severe mental illness also have problems with substance misu…
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Winner: West Essex PCTCommunity management of recurrent pleural effusions: Ram Gulrajani (pictured) developed the UK’s first service to manage recurrent pleural effusions in the community, making an enormous contribution to his patients’ quality of life
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