Issue : October 2001
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Janet Richardson, BSc (Hons), PhD, CPsychol, RN, DipDN, PGCE, RNT.
Sara Morgan, RN, DipN. Staff Nurse, Emergency Unit, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. The work on which this paper is based was undertaken as part of a BSc (Nursing) degree at the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff
Margaret McGovern, RN.
Aidan MacDermott RN, MSc. Research Nurse, Cardiology Department, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne
Petra Kopp Open Learning Editor, Words at Work, Brighton, has adapted this paper from the chapter ‘Policy and policy management’ in the Emap Healthcare Open Learning module General Nursing Perspectives in the Care of the Older Person …
Helena Baker, RGN.Freelance Nurse Consultant, Chelmsford, EssexBedwetting is the most prevalent of chronic childhood disorders (Hicks and Clark, 1999), and families who are affected may feel isolated and stigmatised. This article discusses the nature of bedwetting - including definitions and epidemiology - treatment strategies and the role of the health visitor and practice nurse in managing this problem.
Helen Bedford, PhD, RN, RHV. Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London
Shamim Ghani, BSc (Hons), RN, DN.Formerly a practice nurse at Bromley-by-Bow Healthy Living Centre, LondonLike many areas of the country, Bromley-by-Bow in east London struggles to meet the health needs of a large ethnic-minority population. Among the Bangladeshi population living in this area, as with many other people of Asian origin, a high proportion have heart disease, diabetes and respiratory illness (DoH, 2000).
H Charles, PhD, MSc, BSc, RGN, RSCN, NDN, PWT.
Linda Pearce, MSc, RN, SCM, OHNc, N Pract Dip.