Issue : 6 May 2015
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Volunteering in Madagascar with Mercy ShipsSubscription
What’s it like to offer your nursing skills in a country where there are only three hospital beds for every 10,000 people?
“It has always been my dream to become a nurse in the UK. It is such an important profession that allows you to help change lives for the better, and I am very proud to be working towards a career in the NHS.”
Student nurse initiative: 'Basically we need to remember that we are all there for the patient'Subscription
Being a student nurse is the best thing I have ever done.
'Nursing presence must not be under-valued'Subscription
Professor Maggie Kirk reflects on her time as a student nurse in the 1980s and how the profession needs to be allowed the time to simply ‘be with’ patients
“Infection could trigger arthritis,” claimed a headline in the Daily Express.
Are you tempted to avoid eating fruit “because the sugar in it triggers cravings,” as the Mail Online suggests?
“Prostate cancer resistant to conventional treatment could be all but wiped out by a therapy that boosts the immune system,” the Daily Mail reports.
Nearly two-thirds of nurses at the eight hospital trusts currently rated as “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission believe they have insufficient staff to adequately care for patients.
Specialist nurses who work with pancreatic cancer patients are under increasing pressure due to greater workloads, with half reporting they do not have enough time with patients.
How to effectively handle bullying in the workplace at the time of an attack