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Issue : 7 October 2008

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    Exploring patient, visitor and staff views on open visitingSubscription

    Clinical8 October, 2008

    This study aimed to add to the evidence base on which visiting times best suit patients, visitors and staff. The study used a naturalistic research design. Three questionnaires were carried out with patients, visitors and staff in an oncology setting. The three groups favoured set visiting times and protected mealtimes. Participants also favoured a limit to the number of visitors per patient at any one time and thought a quiet time should be introduced. The conclusion was that patients, ...

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    Using text messaging in the treatment of eating disordersSubscription

    Clinical8 October, 2008

    New technologies for communicating with patients can open up new treatment possibilities. This article describes the use of mobile phone text messaging as a therapeutic intervention in the treatment of eating disorders.

  • HIV infection and Aids 1: the evolving epidemiologySubscription

    Clinical8 October, 2008

    This is the first of a two-part unit on HIV and Aids. This part reviews the global epidemiology of the HIV/Aids pandemic.

  • Urinary catheters 2: female catheterisationSubscription

    Clinical8 October, 2008

    This article, the second in a six-part series of urinary catheters, explains the procedure for female urethral catheterisation

  • Michelle Scott (hospital liaison nurse) and Nicola (a patient from Chichester).

    New guidance aims to identify people at risk of early deathSubscription

    Clinical8 October, 2008

    NICE public health guidance recommends case-finding people most at risk of premature death from cardiovascular and other smoking-related diseases. Nerys Hairon reports 

  • ‘Chocolate can help save your life'

    NHS Choices8 October, 2008

    Nursing Times’ weekly series sifts the facts from the fiction.

  • Will shock tactics work?Subscription

    Analysis7 October, 2008

    The gruesome results of smoking are to appear as graphic images on cigarette packets. Helen Mooney reports.

  • Nurses are leading the way in transforming NHS rolesSubscription

    Clinical7 October, 2008

    This week NT is running a special feature on how nurses are taking the initiative and transforming their roles ahead of the curve.

  • Transforming nursing rolesSubscription

    Analysis7 October, 2008

    As key figures in government and nursing discuss plans to modernise the profession’s careers, Louise Tweddell finds that frontline staff are already transforming roles

  • ‘Nurses have stood firm in the face of MMR hysteria’Subscription

    Opinion7 October, 2008

    Different people believe in different things. Take dinosaurs, for example. Some people believe that millions of years ago dinosaurs existed. Others believe that the earth is only 4,000 years old and dinosaurs, along with fossils, geology and history, are some kind of plot to discredit Moses.

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