Issue : 8 October 2014
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The care of dying patients could be put at risk due to the growing recruitment crisis in nursing, warns a new report published by the National Council for Palliative Care.
A safe staffing tool officially endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will help nurses make a strong case for extra funding and jobs, according to one of its creators.
Having a positive role model can make all the difference to your nurse training. Adult branch editor, Leanne, finds out more about her role model.
More nurses will be needed if the government is to sustain its newly announced waiting time targets for treating mental health conditions, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
“Scientists … have discovered stem cells in the human eye which can be transformed into light-sensitive cells and potentially reverse blindness,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
“Sense of smell ‘may predict lifespan’,” BBC News reports. New research suggests people unable to smell distinctive scents, such as peppermint or fish, may have an increased risk of death within five years of losing their sense of smell.
UK nurses are urgently needed to support efforts to tackle the ebola outbreak in West Africa due to a shortage of volunteers and local staff, a leading frontline medical charity has warned.
Poole J (2014) Individualised homeopathy after cancer treatment. Nursing Times; 110: 41, 17-19
Scientists believe they have made a “giant leap forward” in the quest to find an effective treatment for type 1 diabetes.
People who play contact sports are more than twice as likely as those who play non-contact sports to carry MRSA, research has found.