Issue : 7 April 2009
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The government’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery has met for the first time this week.
Risk assessment of devices is needed to assess if reuse causes cross-infection
Shedding pounds: nursing and obesitySubscription
The problem of growing obesity levels is never far from the headlines. Nurses across the UK are involved in a range of innovative projects designed to tackle the problem, including a controversial scheme that pays people to lose weight. Clare Lomas investigates
The article looks at selecting an inhaler and how the devices should be used
How effective are psychological therapies and antidepressants for irritable bowel syndrome?Subscription
This systematic review and meta-analysis explored the role of antidepressants and psychological therapies in managing irritable bowel syndrome
This article describes the definitions, goals and principles of palliative care nursing, and the diversity and challenges of providing this care.
As the COPD strategy sets out what patients can expect, respiratory nurse specialists must ensure that they influence how services are set up and run
An overview of treatment and management of patients with bronchiectasis
Nurse metrics to influence trust fundingSubscription
PCTs in the Midlands are seeking to build new quality indicators for nursing into their contracts with trusts
The NHS Constitution and its core values of quality and compassion will be analysed by the newly established Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery, health minister Ann Keen has told Nursing Times.