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Issue : 9 December 2008

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  • Emergencies exempt from right to die lawSubscription

    Opinion10 December, 2008

    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

    Opinion10 December, 2008

    It is just sinking in that I won the Chief Nursing Officer's Award at the Nursing Times Awards 2008

  • Knowledge of cervical cancer surgery side effects are essentialSubscription

    Opinion10 December, 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

    Opinion10 December, 2008

    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

  • Exploring how to assess and manage pain at the end of lifeSubscription

    Clinical9 December, 2008

    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.

  • Providing hydration at the end of life: ethics and practiceSubscription

    Clinical9 December, 2008

    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

    Clinical9 December, 2008

    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

    Clinical9 December, 2008

    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

    Clinical9 December, 2008

    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.

  • Care home nurses asked to speak out on expertise and abuseSubscription

    Clinical9 December, 2008

    The government is consulting on a review of No Secrets, its guidance on protecting vulnerable adults from abuse

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