Issue : January 2004
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Sinead Jones, PhD, MPHDirector, BMA Tobacco Control Resource Centre, EdinburghSecond-hand tobacco smoke is the main source of indoor air pollution in the UK. This chemical cocktail contains more than 50 ingredients which cause cancer. Yet, even though for two decades scientific evidence has demonstrated that exposure to second-hand smoke is harmful, children are still exposed every day.
People always remember being given bad news, no matter how well it is delivered. Health-care professionals have a responsibility to minimise the trauma of this experience by being well prepared (Radziewicz and Baile, 2001).
Joan Livesley, BSc, MA, RSCN.Lecturer, University of SalfordStory-telling is an important tool for nurses seeking to explore and discover the meanings of their own personal and professional experience and the experiences of those with whom they work.
Returning home after surgerySubscription
Jill Riley, MSc, BA (Hons), RN, RM.
Rachel Matthews, MSc, RGN. Lead Patient Care Adviser for Extending Choice in Heart Surgery, Cardiac and Renal Services, Barts and the London NHS Trust
Heather Daly, Nurse Consultant - Diabetes.University Hospitals of Leicester NHS TrustDiabetes could cost you your kidneys: act now! was the slogan for this year's World Diabetes Day. Nurses around the world have been taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of microalbuminuria screening.
Joanna C. Trim, BSc, RN. Clinical Skills Trainer, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust
Contraceptive choices that workSubscription
Freda Barber, BSc (Hons), RN, RM.
Karen Lay-Flurrie, RN, Staff Nurse. Windsor Wing Day Hospital, Hemel Hempstead General Hospital, Hertfordshire, and student on the BSc (Hons) programme at the University of Hertfordshire This paper examines the composition and properties of amorphous hydrogels.
Mayrine Fraser, BSc, RGN.Osteoporosis Nurse SpecialistOsteoporosis is characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk. The disease presents clinically as fractures that occur at any site in the skeleton and typically occur with minimal trauma (World Health Organization, 1994).