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Issue : 29 July 2008

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  • ‘Advanced practitioner roles have failed to benefit the nursing profession as a whole’Subscription

    Opinion30 July, 2008

    Despite the creation of specialist positions, nursing has made little progress over the past decade and is in danger of losing its direction, argues Deborah Glover

  • ‘Brain scan able to detect OCD’

    NHS Choices30 July, 2008

    Nursing Times’ weekly Behind the Headlines series sifts the facts from the fiction

  • ‘Let’s have a debate on mental health treatments’Subscription

    Opinion30 July, 2008

    Earlier this month, the British Journal of Psychiatry published an article from 28 psychiatrists that was essentially a call to reassert the ‘authority’ of the science and ideology of medicine in mental health.

  • A good deathSubscription

    Opinion30 July, 2008

    Dying people should receive better care thanks to a new strategy. Jo Hartley outlines the current barriers nurses face in practice

  • A&E nurse training may prove key in detecting high-risk suicide patientsSubscription

    News30 July, 2008

    Training triage A&E nurses to identify key risk factors for suicide attempts could help pick up those most at risk before it is too late, suggests a US study.

  • Alison Gadsby: ‘We need to rethink mental health admission wards’Subscription

    Opinion30 July, 2008

    According to recent news items in the national press, acute mental health admission wards are not healthy places to be. My immediate response was ‘no kidding’ and I’m sure many of you will know what I mean.

  • An audit of nursing observations on ward patientsSubscription

    Clinical24 July, 2008

    AbstractSmith, S. et al (2008) Nursing observations on ward patients - results of a five-year audit. This is an extended version of the article published in Nursing Times; 104: 30, 28-29.Recording vital signs is an important part of the care of patients on hospital wards but problems have been identified with the way these signs are recorded. This article describes the results of five years of annual audits carried out by Kent and Medway critical ...

  • Applying theory to practice through clinical supervisionSubscription

    Clinical24 July, 2008

    Applying theory to practice through clinical supervision. This is an extended version of the article published in Nursing Times; 104: 30, 30-31.

  • Can employee screening protect vulnerable patients?Subscription

    Analysis29 July, 2008

    A new vetting and barring employment scheme is planned for next year. Richard Staines investigates how it will affect nurses

  • Cash needed to reduce obesitySubscription

    News30 July, 2008

    The government must fund more school nurse posts to help stem the increase in obesity levels, according to the RCN.

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