Issue : 7 October 2008
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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, ...
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.
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
This article, the second in a six-part series of urinary catheters, explains the procedure for female urethral catheterisation
NICE public health guidance recommends case-finding people most at risk of premature death from cardiovascular and other smoking-related diseases. Nerys Hairon reports
Nursing Times’ weekly series sifts the facts from the fiction.
Will shock tactics work?Subscription
The gruesome results of smoking are to appear as graphic images on cigarette packets. Helen Mooney reports.
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
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
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.