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Issue : June 2002

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  • Lessons in empowermentSubscription

    Clinical25 June, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 36

  • COPD management within primary careSubscription

    Clinical25 June, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 52

  • Myeloma: its diagnosis and treatmentSubscription

    Clinical25 June, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 38

  • The management and care of chest drainsSubscription

    Clinical25 June, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 48 Cathy Tooley, RN, is respiratory sister, Department of Respiratory Medicine, James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth

  • Pulmonary transplantation: friend or foe?Subscription

    Clinical25 June, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 55Helen Castle, BSc, RGN, is a clinician's assistant, Papworth Hospital, CambridgeFor patients with end-stage lung disease few options are available to relieve them of their increasing breathlessness and deteriorating quality of life. Transplantation is an option for some of them, but the length of time a patient must wait, once accepted on to the waiting list, before a suitable donor organ becomes available is unpredictable.

  • Implementing health checks for the over-75sSubscription

    Clinical25 June, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 34 Kate Lloyd, MA, BA, CertEd, RGN, DipHV, is rural project worker, Duchess of Kent Hospital, Catterick, North Yorkshire;Kath Wise, RGN, RM, CertHV, CPT, Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice, is health visitor and community practice tutor, Hambleton and Richmondshire Primary Care Trust;Elaine Wyllie, RGN, DipHV, is a health visitor, Hambleton and Richmondshire Primary Care Trust

  • Helping patients breathe easierSubscription

    Clinical25 June, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 47

  • Linda Nazarko discusses the vital role of assessment in care of the older personSubscription

    Clinical25 June, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 33LINDA NAZARKOAt the beginning of the Queen's reign, only a few hundred centenarians received telegrams congratulating them on their longevity. Last year 3,500 were sent. Life-expectancy has risen by 15 years over the past 50 years and the challenge now is to ensure that those extra years are not marred by disease or disability.

  • Introducing the Leg Ulcer Forum (LUF)Subscription

    Clinical18 June, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 25, PAGE NO: 50Mark Collier, BA, RNT, RCNT, ONC, RN, is lead nurse, tissue viability, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, LincolnshireThe Leg Ulcer Forum (LUF), formed in 1993 by Professor Christine Moffatt (now forum president) and a few like-minded colleagues, was initially set up as a support network for all those who had completed the then English National Board course N18 for nurses (The Management of Patients with Leg Ulcers).

  • It's the difference between life and deathSubscription

    Clinical18 June, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 25, PAGE NO: 38

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