Issue : 9 December 2008
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Emergencies exempt from right to die lawSubscription
Suzanne Bordiak is right to highlight the problems with Right to Die cards and emergencies, but I find her article slightly misleading
NT Awards show we can work togetherSubscription
It is just sinking in that I won the Chief Nursing Officer's Award at the Nursing Times Awards 2008
It is difficult to compact a topic such as 'Cervical cancer: treatment options and side effects' into a two-page article as was so well done by Hilary Jefferies
Human welfare is advanced by nursingSubscription
I am grateful to Nursing Times and to the many nurses who selected my mother, Hildegard Peplau, for inclusion in the NT Diamond 20 most influential nurses of the past 60 years
Sharon Wood outlines why pain at the end of life is often not diagnosed in older people, how it should be assessed and how medication and non-pharmacological methods can be used in its management.
AUTHORRobert Becker, MSc, RMN, RGN, DipN (Lond), FETC, CertEd (FE), is Macmillan senior lecturer in palliative care, Shrewsbury and holds a joint teaching appointment between Severn Hospice Shropshire and Staffordshire University Faculty of Health, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE A blanket policy in any clinical area of artificial hydration, ...
Palliative care in neurologySubscription
Those with a non-cancer diagnosis often receive inadequate terminal care but there are ways to improve matters, as Suzanne Simmons-Lewis explains.
Ensuring people die with dignitySubscription
Seeing a painful death made Carys Evans determined to change end-of-life care in the nursing home where she worked. Anne Gulland describes how she did this and how other care homes can improve practice in this area.
Training for a good deathSubscription
The skills needed to provide good end-of-life care cannot be underestimated. With the government supporting specialist training, Kathy Oxtoby looks at how care home nurses can develop their skills.
The government is consulting on a review of No Secrets, its guidance on protecting vulnerable adults from abuse