Category list : Adult nursing
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Deep brain stimulation aims to improve motor performance and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease, and reduce the need for medication
Healthcare-associated infections can have devastating consequences for patients and be costly for providers. A new Nursing Times Learning unit, funded by Medipal, focuses on key principles of infection prevention and control
A study has explored how patients who had self-harmed experienced their care on an acute medical unit at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
Compassion is key in nursing, but are interventions designed to foster it effective? A systematic review found that the evidence is too weak to allow us to draw firm conclusions
Should nurses be expected to act as role models of a healthy lifestyle? A study found that opinions on the matter differ widely among participants talking from different viewpoints
Pain assessment in trauma and orthopaedic patients is complicated by the fact that many cannot communicate verbally. Observing behaviour is key and using observational tools can help. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
Through a democratic exercise involving service users as well as professionals, a research team has determined an agenda with five priorities to improve basic care in hospital
“What difference can a student nurse make though?”
Homoeostasis is central to life. Vital signs measure homoeostasis and are therefore key in restoring patients to health. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
An observational study in two acute care wards found that the practice of nurse rounding can be a long way away from its original aim of improving patient safety and experience
A caution issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council raises concerns regarding nurses’ ability to decide to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation
A study investigating stress and anxiety among NHS staff provides insights into why the caring professions may feel uncared for. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
The principles of new public management have harmed the NHS, which needs leadership styles as compassionate towards staff as they are towards patients
A former critical care nurse conducted a project to reduce the wastage of red blood cell units and promote single-unit transfusions. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
A recent report highlights the extent of the gap between physical and mental health care in acute hospitals, where patients’ co-existing mental health conditions are often ignored
A literature review investigates access to healthcare for people who identify as transgender and explores the impact of discrimination on care delivery. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
'The day I started to feel like a nurse'Subscription
On the day you qualified, after you’d passed the exams, collected your badge and certificate, did you feel that you were a nurse?
Many nurses lack confidence and skills in evaluating or undertaking research. A support group in Cambridge helps nurses embrace research to ensure their practice is always evidence-based
A patient is a member of a familySubscription
We talk about a holistic approach to care but often fail to provide comfort and support to the people that matter the most to patients; their families
The normal ageing process brings about changes to the cardiovascular system that mean the heart works less efficiently. What exactly happens and why?