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  • Never mind the credit crunch, nurses should be global citizensSubscription

    3 February, 2009

    Mick McKeown on why nurses should forget the credit crunch and reach out to international colleagues

  • 'Veterans’ mental health is being neglected'Subscription

    20 January, 2009Updated: 4 March, 2009

    The terrors of war are never far from the headlines and with UK troops set to return from Iraq by July, treating post-traumatic stress disorder could be a growing part of the work of healthcare professionals.

  • BNP and nursing ideologies are incompatibleSubscription

    18 December, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009Comments (1)

    The BNP (British National Party) has been prominent in the news because of its leaked membership list, which included some public-sector staff.

  • Parking charges can be a tax on the sickSubscription

    2 December, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    One of the most controversial issues within the NHS affecting staff and patients alike surely has to be the sharp rise in hospital car-parking fees.

  • Unhealthy nurses may be failing at workSubscription

    10 November, 2008Updated: 24 March, 2009

    Last week I visited the eye clinic because I had developed acute iritis. The clinic was full, as it always is, with a wide variety of eye-related traumas and unpronounceable conditions.

  • Ward life needs to become more sociableSubscription

    27 October, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    ‘He's not used to that sort of thing,’ said the relatives of a young patient recovering from a knee operation. They were referring to the young disabled man in the corner of the four-bed bay who needed his tracheostomy suctioning at regular intervals.

  • Dementia? Who wants moral lectures from academics?Subscription

    21 October, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Interviewed for the Church of Scotland’s magazine, Baroness Mary Warnock effectively said that people with dementia should do us all a favour and expire.

  • We need a fairer system for funding drugsSubscription

    14 October, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    High Court judges can no longer sentence people to death in this country – but some would argue that PCTs can.

  • Learning should be a life-long experienceSubscription

    3 September, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    All ward staff have a personal and professional responsibility to keep themselves up to date with the latest clinical developments

  • Teams benefit from newly qualified nursesSubscription

    3 September, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Late summer is an exciting time of year if you’re a third-year nursing student. Come August, nurse trainees are finishing their final placements and getting ready for their first post. These students are looking forward to embarking upon a nursing career and starting a new post, while their mentors are feeling proud.