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Issue : December 2001

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  • Acting on dilemmas in palliative careSubscription

    Clinical6 December, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 49, PAGE NO: 37Mezzi Franklin, RN, SCM, DN, is a Macmillan clinical nurse specialist, North Devon District Hospital, BarnstapleCaring for a dying patient can give nurses a real sense of fulfilment if they feel they have helped to achieve a dignified death and comforted the family. But too often this does not happen because the pressures of work limit the time that nurses can spend at the patient's side (Dunne and Sullivan, 2000).

  • After Bristol: the importance of informed consentSubscription

    Clinical6 December, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 49, PAGE NO: 32 Ann Gallagher, MA, RGN, RMN, PGCEA, is a PhD student at the University of Central Lancashire Jean McHale, MPhil, LLB, is professor of law at the University of Leicester

  • An audit of oxygen prescribing in acute general medical wardsSubscription

    Clinical1 December, 2001

    Mandy Howell, BSc (Hons), RGN, OND, FETC, DPSN, DMS, Asthma Dip, RespManDip.Senior Clinical Nurse, General Internal Medicine, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust, Sunderland Royal HospitalNurses are becoming increasingly involved in examining not only their own practice but that of other health-care professionals which may affect or influence nursing practice.

  • AnalgesiaSubscription

    Clinical1 December, 2001

    Kate Lawler, BSc (Hons) Nursing, RN, DipN. Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pain Management, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

  • Applying clinical governance in hospice careSubscription

    Clinical13 December, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 50, PAGE NO: 38

  • Care of patients with complications following formation of a stomaSubscription

    Clinical1 December, 2001

    Penelope Taylor, RN, SCM, Dip Aromatherapy, Cert Counselling. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stoma Care, Birmingham Specialist Community Health NHS Trust, Selly Oak, Birmingham This paper explores some of the complications that may occur following formation of a stoma. All of the complications described can have a deep impact on a person with an ostomy, affecting physical, psychological and social well-being. The most common stomal complications are listed in Box 1.

  • Minimising potential side-effects of medication at different agesSubscription

    Clinical1 December, 2001

    Jennifer Kelly, BA (Hons), MSc, RN, DipN, DipEd.Senior Lecturer, Homerton College, CambridgeThis article, and the article on antibiotic resistance published in the September 2001 issue, has been adapted from Jennifer Kelly's book Adverse Drug Effects: A nursing concern (2000), published by Whurr Publishers, London

  • Multidisciplinary team working in urological cancer: one CNS's roleSubscription

    Clinical1 December, 2001

    Wendy Ansell, BSc (Hons) (Open), RN, OncNursCert. Macmillan Urology Nurse Specialist, Medical Oncology Department, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London

  • Nurse education needs a lifelineSubscription

    Clinical6 December, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 49, PAGE NO: 31Janet Gillan, MSc, RGN, NDNCert, DPSNIt is a relief to learn from a recent RCN survey (Akid, 2001), that most lecturers in nurse education have the same problems as I do. We are struggling to meet the demands placed upon us and worry that the quality of our work is being compromised, which is sad because teaching nursing students is rewarding for all concerned.

  • Nurse-led ear care: training needs and the latest techniquesSubscription

    Clinical1 December, 2001

    Atie Fox, BSc (Hons) ,SRN; Paulette Bartlett, SRN DPSN.

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