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Issue : January 2003

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  • A comparison of general nurses' and junior doctors' diabetes knowledgeSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Sarah V. O’Brien, BA, RN. Consultant Nurse - Diabetes Professional Nurse 2003 Jan;18(5):257-60. …

  • Pain assessment: how far have we come in listening to our patients?Subscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Dr Patricia Schofield, PhD, RN, DipEd, DipN. Lecturer Professional Nurse 2003 Jan;18(5):276-9.

  • Health-care challenges in rural areas: physical and sociocultural barriersSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Jennifer A. Deaville, BSc (Hons), PhD, PGDip (Public Health). Research Manager Professional Nurse 2003 Jan;18(5):262-4.

  • Managing erectile dysfunctionSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Patricia Allen, MA, DipN (Lond), RM, RGN. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Andrology Service, Urology Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

  • An integrated care pathway for fractured neck of femur patientsSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Liz Onslow, BA (Hons), MSc, RN. Nurse Specialist - Elderly, Trauma and Orthopaedic Directorate, Southampton General Hospital This paper describes how an integrated care pathway was introduced for patients with fractured neck of femur in an acute hospital. Femoral neck fracture is the most common traumatic condition requiring admission to adult orthopaedic wards, and is currently approaching epidemic proportions among older people, especially women (Audit Commission, 1995).

  • The nursing needs of a patient with a complicated abdominal woundSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Barry Weaver, RN.Team Leader, Gloucester Ward, Private Practice Unit, Royal Free Hospital, LondonThis paper focuses on a 67-year-old male with a long history of Crohn's disease and underlying diabetes. Robert George was admitted to hospital for an elective sub-total colectomy and ileo-rectal anastomosis due to obstructive Crohn's ileo-colitis. But he had to return to theatre four times due to postoperative bleeding, bile leakage and failure of the anastomosis.

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