Issue : May 2018
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How do African-Caribbean women from the East End of London experience their bodies and adjust to life after a stroke? Find out in this article summarising the outcomes of a qualitative research study
Faced with nurse shortages, hospitals often use flexible staffing approaches. What does the evidence tell us about their risks and benefits?
Indwelling urinary catheters can become blocked due to mechanical dysfunction or luminal blockage. This article reviews the evidence and expert opinion on how to manage blockage, particularly the use of catheter patency solutions
A comprehensive baseline continence assessment will inform diagnosis and treatment. This article provides a step-by-step guide to the key elements of continence assessment, and comes with a self-assessment, enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Nurse-led clinics offered in hostels for homeless people can be an effective way of providing sexual health care to a hard-to-reach, at-risk population. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Sandra Hanson and Helen Ripper made a video that helps parents and GPs to treat childhood constipation in the community. Their initiative won the Continence Promotion and Care category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
This article, the last in our six-part series on communication skills, discusses how to respond to and de-escalate difficult situations
Arteries, part of the vascular system, are affected by a range of diseases often originating in atherosclerosis. This article, the second in a three-part series on the vascular system, reviews arterial pathophysiology
The University of the West of Scotland is using role play simulation in its moving and handling training so that student nurses learn to incorporate person-centred approaches
A programme offering recent migrants screening for tuberculosis in primary care has helped identify people with latent infection, who can thus access treatment and avoid developing active disease