Issue : 29 July 2008
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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
Nursing Times’ weekly Behind the Headlines series sifts the facts from the fiction
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
Dying people should receive better care thanks to a new strategy. Jo Hartley outlines the current barriers nurses face in practice
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.
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.
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 supervision. This is an extended version of the article published in Nursing Times; 104: 30, 30-31.
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
The government must fund more school nurse posts to help stem the increase in obesity levels, according to the RCN.