Issue : 8 May 2012
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'What can we do about 'difficult' patients?'Subscription
It’s no secret that some patients can be incredibly challenging to look after, but what exactly constitutes a difficult patient?
Women who use a vaginal ring or skin patch as contraceptive methods are at around double the risk of a blood clot compared to those who take the second generation of contraceptive pills, according to a large-scale study.
A “staggering” amount of necessary care is left undone by nurses at the end of their shifts because of staffing pressures. Do you agree? Is this affecting you? Add your comments and they could be published in the magazine
Personal care at the end of life and after deathSubscription
New guidance gives nurses clear advice on care surrounding death
Just one in 10 people realise that a persistent cough could be a key symptom of lung cancer, according to statistics released by the government as it launches a campaign to raise awareness about the disease.
I am sat in my first job interview applying for the position of a district nurse, when the interviewer starts to tell us we must complete 14 calculations questions, fill out a drug chart and write a care plan for a patient, all in 30 minutes.
Britain is facing a “tsunami” of pain as the number of osteoarthritis cases soars in the future, a leading expert has warned.
A range of studies that look into the patterns of death in England have been pulled together into one report.
More midwives could work in communitySubscription
New changes to the way maternity care is funded could see increased numbers of NHS midwives working in the community.
In this Policy+, we look at the impact mandated minimum nurse staffing levels have had in other countries and consider current guidelines and recommendations.