Issue : 9 April 2014
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Using humanising values to support careSubscription
This article uses a patient scenario to demonstrate how recognising and valuing humanity in all our interactions can be used to instil compassion and dignity
Carers are set to be supported by community nurses thanks to new Department of Health funding for the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
Cases of type 2 diabetes have soared by an estimated 75% in London over the past decade, according to a new report.
Standard physiotherapy is just as good as intense physiotherapy when it comes to reducing the pain of chronic whiplash.
Values-based training for mental health nursesSubscription
Values-based education is believed to improve interpersonal relationships between staff and patients and carers. Two Scottish health boards set up training courses
Stockings or bandages for leg-ulcer compression?Subscription
The efficacy of four-layer compression bandaging, seen as the gold standard treatment for venous leg ulcers, was compared with that of two-layer compression stockings
Strategies to reduce or eliminate wound painSubscription
Wound pain is often underestimated and poorly managed. A variety of techniques can be used by health professionals to improve its assessment and management
What have the 6Cs done for leg ulcers?
My mentor won’t let me do anythingSubscription
Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
“Laws banning smoking in public places have had a positive impact on child health,” BBC News reports. Researchers found lower rates of preterm births and childhood severe asthma cases after the introduction of smoke-free laws.