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Issue : August 2001

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  • Specialists must share knowledgeSubscription

    Clinical23 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 43

  • Psychiatric Lara Crofts? Forget itSubscription

    Clinical16 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 31Phil Barker PhD RNThe prime minister invited some of the nation's health care leaders to a soirée recently. According to stories that filtered down from that evening, Tony Blair 'threw down the gauntlet' on the modernisation agenda and issued a gentle warning on the need for radical change in the health service. Everyone's coat is on a shaky nail in Blair's Britain.

  • Tackling aggression with oestrogenSubscription

    Clinical16 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 34Mark GreenerDementia is often far from a silent decline into the characteristics of old age, as most nurses working with older people know only too well. Many patients with dementia show sexually, physically and verbally aggressive behaviours that complicate their management and may be distressing for health care professionals. However, treatment is often difficult.

  • The rheumatology community nurseSubscription

    Clinical16 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 38

  • We should value the core skillsSubscription

    Clinical16 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 40Elaine Ryder, MSc, BA, RGN, DN, CPT, CertEd, RNT, DNT, senior lecturer in primary and community health at Oxford Brookes UniversitySula Wiltshire, BA, PGDip(ed), RGN, RM, senior lecturer in primary and community health at Oxford Brookes UniversityElaine Ryder, MSc, BA, RGN, DN, CPT, CertEd, RNT, DNT, senior lecturer in primary and community health at Oxford Brookes University

  • Recognising the causes of delirium in older peopleSubscription

    Clinical16 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 32 Alan Hughes, MBChB, MRCPsych, is consultant psychiatrist, senior citizens, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley

  • Dying with dignitySubscription

    Clinical16 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 36

  • A systematic desensitisation programme for agoraphobiaSubscription

    Clinical16 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 39

  • Nutrition and learning disabilitiesSubscription

    Clinical9 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 32, PAGE NO: 48

  • A vicious circle: visual impairment in people with learning disabilitiesSubscription

    Clinical9 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 32, PAGE NO: 36Penelope Stanford, MSc, RGN, is a nurse teacher at the University of ManchesterGary Shepherd, BSc, is a student, at the University of ManchesterEyesight problems can be more prevalent in people with a learning disability than in the general population (Department of Health, 1995). It has been estimated, throughout the world, that 40% of people with a severe learning disability have experienced problems with their eyesight (Kerr et al, 1996).