Issue : July 2018
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It’s not often these days that I read a headline that I am genuinely surprised by. But this was certainly the case last week.
Maternity experts have given a cautious thumbs up to best practice guidance on reducing stillbirths, after a major independent evaluation found it probably helped to prevent baby deaths.
Unseen stool blood is linked to a heightened risk of death from all causes, as well as from bowel cancer, according to Scottish researchers.
This month, like the rest of the country, Nursing Times will be helping the NHS celebrate its 70th birthday.
“Little progress” seems to have been made on developing a new support scheme for postgraduates choosing to study areas of nursing with the worst recruitment difficulties, a union has warned.
I don’t want to be a cynical man. When I see Cristiano Ronaldo, Ashley Young or half of the Tunisian team tumble to the ground during a World Cup match I want to think “Poor lamb, he might be hurt,” as opposed to “Stop diving about like a giraffe on a trampoline, he never touched you”. But sometimes I don’t.
Do mental health nurses have the appropriate skills and knowledge to look after patients’ physical health needs?
“I’ve always struggled with my weight but since starting the nursing course in September it’s really got out of control.
I have long been concerned about power and ‘parentalism’ in healthcare.
Dementia patients taking prescribed sleeping drugs, commonly known as “Z-drugs”, are at a higher risk of experiencing bone fractures, according to UK researchers.