Issue : October 2011
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The other side of the sheets, part six: setbacksSubscription
The third and final part in another three-part series about what happens to a nurse when they are the other side of the sheets.
The Daily Express reports that a “wonder diet cures heart disease” and goes on to say that “a simple diet packed with fruit and raw vegetables is the key to beating heart disease.”
“Women have been told there is ‘little justification’ for taking vitamin supplements in an academic study that found the tablets may be actually linked to a higher risk of death,” The Daily Telegraph reported.
“Sugar-free gum, sweets and soft drinks, marketed as healthy alternatives to sugary products, can damage teeth, cause gastric problems and are unlikely to promote weight loss,” The Guardian has reported.
Beta-blocker drugs could be a “skin cancer ‘lifesaver’,” the Daily Mail has reported.
How to broach sensitive subjectsSubscription
Understanding staff and patient attitudes can help nurses raise awkward issues.
Many nurses in Scotland have expressed fears that their jobs will be affected by ongoing government cuts, according to a nursing body.
Nursing Times Awards 2011 winners announcedSubscription
Winners of the Nursing Times Award 2011 were announced last night at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane.
“The cause of a rare and severe form of hypoglycaemia - or very low levels of sugar in the blood - is genetic,” reported BBC News.
Working with the homeless may be tough, but for Pamela Campbell it’s also inspiring.