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Issue : March 2003

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    Effective pain management of post-herpetic neuralgiaSubscription

    Clinical11 March, 2003

    Post-herpetic neuralgia is a neuropathic pain syndrome that is notoriously difficult to manage. It is preceded by an acute attack of herpes zoster (shingles) and usually occurs at the site of shingles skin lesions. While acute herpetic pain occurs before and during the presence of the shingles rash, post-herpetic neuralgia is pain that continues beyond the normal healing time of the rash.

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    A model for clinical practice within the consultant nurse roleSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2003

    Of all the questions we have faced as consultant nurses, the most frequent has been about the practice element of our role. The perspective we have outlined in this article has been developed on the basis of our own values and beliefs about practice development, our understanding of the consultant nurse role, our experiences, the expectations of others of the role and our own development work within the role.

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    The use of psychosocial interventionsSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2003


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    Alcohol-related health problems in general hospitalsSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2003

    The latest figures show that 27 per cent of men and 15 per cent of women are drinking more than the recommended limits of alcohol (Office for National Statistics, 2000). Weekly limits advise men to drink no more than 21 units and women no more than 14 units - and not to drink all these in one day. Of greater concern, perhaps, is that almost half of those drinking above these limits are consuming amounts known to be placing their health and personal well-being at risk (that is more than ...

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    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)Subscription

    Clinical4 March, 2003


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    The role of mental health education in a primary care settingSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2003

    Mental health services have undergone unprecedented changes in the past decade with frequent exhortations in government documents for all agencies to work together to provide care for people with mental heath problems (Department of Health, 2001a; 1999). By 2004 all primary care groups will have become primary care trusts, and it is expected that the number of GPs currently providing personal medical services as opposed to general medical services, will also have increased, with more ...

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    A guide to risk assessmentSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2003

    Mental health service users experience increased risk in relation to a number of specific problems, including an increased risk of suicide, self-injury, neglect, exploitation (physical, financial or sexual) and violence towards others. 

  • Creating our own future for mental health nursingSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 09, PAGE NO: 45

  • Management styles employed in the adult mental health serviceSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2003

    Achieving a healthy relationship between manager and employee may be challenging but it is necessary if employees are to feel supported and content. The examination of this relationship and whether there is a connection between its quality and the retention of mental health staff are the focus of this study.

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    Clinical4 March, 2003