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Issue : June 2006

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  • An introduction to providing cognitive behavioural therapy.Subscription

    Clinical27 June, 2006

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is named in the Department of Health (2001) publication Treatment Choice in Psychological Therapies and Counselling: Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline as one of the major formal psychotherapies commonly practised in the NHS (along with systemic and psychoanalytic). The same document found evidence supporting the provision of CBT for post-traumatic stress, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bulimia, chronic fatigue and chronic pain.

  • Resuscitation skills - part two - Clearing the airway.Subscription

    Clinical27 June, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 26 Phil Jevon, PGCE, BSc, RN, is resuscitation officer/clinical skills lead, Manor Hospital, Walsall

  • Progress and challenges in delivery of the diabetes NSF.Subscription

    Clinical27 June, 2006

    The National Service Framework for Diabetes (Department of Health, 2001) set out standards for the care of people with diabetes. A newly published report, Turning the Corner: Improving Diabetes Care (DH, 2006), assesses the progress made in improving diabetes care and identifies the challenges for the future in managing this common long-term condition. Essentially it gives a snapshot of where diabetes services in England are in 2006 and highlights projects that are contributing to improving ...

  • The nurse's role in contributing to new device developmentSubscription

    Clinical27 June, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 36

  • Xanthoma.Subscription

    Clinical27 June, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 25- Xanthoma is a commonly occurring skin disorder consisting of fatty deposits under the surface of the skin….

  • Improving team meetings to support discharge planning.Subscription

    Clinical27 June, 2006

    Delays in hospital discharge have a significant impact on patients, their carers and the NHS. Prolonged and unnecessary hospital stays can (National Audit Office (NAO), 2003):

  • New developments in the treatment of head liceSubscription

    Clinical27 June, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 45Ian F. Burgess, MSc, MPhil, FRES, is director, Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, Shepreth, Royston, CambridgeshireFollowing recent developments in the diagnosis and control of head lice in the community, researchers are now looki...

  • Understanding psoriasis and the treatment optionsSubscription

    Clinical27 June, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 47Jane Freak, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist in skin cancer prevention, Wessex Cancer Trust MARC's Line, Dermatology, Salisbury District HospitalFreak, J. (2006) Understanding psoriasis and the treatment options. Nursing Times; 102: 26, 47, 49Psoriasis is a genetically determined, inflammatory and hyperproliferative skin disease. MacKie (2001) describes it...

  • Care pathways for paediatric continenceSubscription

    Clinical27 June, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 51June Rogers, MBE, BA, MSc, RN, RSCN, is a paediatric continence adviser, and team director, PromoCon, Disabled Living, ManchesterA review of paediatric continence promotion services carried out in 2003 by the NHS Modernisation Agency found that...

  • Patient adherence to drug regimensSubscription

    Clinical27 June, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 52Ann ShuttleworthThe extent to which patients follow prescribed regimens for medication is difficult to ascertain, but it has been s...

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