Issue : March 2004
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Anabolic steroids have been in the news recently after British tennis player Greg Rusedski was cleared by the Association of Tennis Professionals of knowingly taking a banned substance following a positive test for the steroid nandrolone. Anabolic-androgenic steroids are synthetic derivatives related to the male sex hormone, testosterone (androgens). They function in a similar way to testosterone by binding with special receptor sites on muscle and other tissues, promoting protein synthesis ...
VOL: 100, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 65 Grace Dorey PhD, MCSP, is visiting senior research fellow, University of the West of England, Bristol; specialist continence physiotherapist, North Devon District NHS Trust; and specialist continence physiotherapist, Somerset Nuffield Hospital, Taunton.
VOL: 100, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 34 Laura Flint, SCM, RGN, is research sister at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Health care professionals often lack time to reflect and develop their practice after academic study. This was a problem for nurses in Northallerton who had undertaken educational modules in palliative care. As a result, Hambleton and Richmondshire Primary Care Trust’s specialist palliative care team developed a fast-track palliative care training programme.
Men’s health is now receiving increased publicity (Courtenay, 2000; Kirby et al, 1999) and the incidence of prostate cancer is predicted to keep rising (Hugosson et al, 2000; Labrie, 2000). It would therefore be prudent to assess the specialist nurse’s role in managing this group.
Creating a supportive environment built on openness and honesty is a good starting point for examining clinical practice with the aim of improving our contribution to health care. This paper will briefly describe the clinical experience, explore the issues it raises, and suggest recommendations for improved care.
Washable absorbent products that are worn on the body are made from a variety of synthetic and natural materials - terry towelling, for example - and are laundered after each use. In the late 1960s their widespread use was superseded by disposable products, which have become the mainstay of containment (Medical Devices Agency, 2001). However, pressure on budgets for continence pads and, to a lesser extent, environmental concerns have led purchasers and prescribers to re-examine the ...
Nurses are constantly being encouraged to be reflective practitioners. While many articles have been written on the subject there is little practical advice for nurses on how to reflect critically. Broad frameworks for reflection have been offered by theorists such as Benner and Wrubel (1989), Gibbs (1988), and Johns (2000). The Johns model identifies particular areas of reflective practice:
Information about simvastatin, a lipid-lowering medication used to reduce the risk of heart disease.