Issue : February 2018
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A charity has called for “greater dialogue” between healthcare professionals and families about what to expect, and what they can do, as the death of someone close approaches.
Offenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries that could lead to further problems down the line, according to researchers.
The impact of disability upon young peopleSubscription
Adolescence to twenties can be an incredibly turbulent time, when independence and self-image are at their most potent. I would not relive those years of my life for all the money on Earth, and so I was beyond inspired by the young people with various disabilities that I met whilst in practice, explains children’s health SNT editor, Desiree Deighton.
A bullying culture between accident and emergency department nurses at a hospital trust in Merseyside has led to “tribal divisions” between staff and has been perpetuated by bosses failing to intervene, an independent report has found.
Predicting ahead of time which resident nursing home transfers to hospital could potentially be avoided is “difficult”, according to a new US study.
Systematic screening for fracture risk in older postmenopausal women would be a “highly cost-effective” use of NHS resources, according to researchers.
An 84-year-old nurse has just retired from her job in Devon, after clocking up a 66 years’ service for the NHS – thought to make her the country’s oldest and longest serving member of the profession.
Only around half of babies under three months of age who have bacterial meningitis present with fever, which has for decades been the trigger for further medical investigation, warn UK researchers.
One in four peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are used for five days or less when they should be reserved for long-term use, according to US researchers.
‘The financial fall-out from cancer was huge. Macmillan supported me and gave guidance.’