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Practice team blog

Your practice editors Kathryn, Ann, Eileen and Fran talk about nursing in practice

All posts from: June 2012

'We all make assumptions about our patients and their relationships'

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 26 Jun 2012

Many years ago I nursed a man, Jim (not his real name) who was a widower.

Why are nurses still afraid of opioids?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdWed, 20 Jun 2012

Nurses’ understanding of pain treatment is essential for its effective management. Yet effective pain control often eludes those who most need it particularly when opioid analgesics are involved.

'When we see a patient’s condition deteriorating, the instinct to save usually kicks in'

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 11 Jun 2012

The only way health professionals can be sure of spotting it is if initial assessment on admission is thorough, and is repeated at appropriate intervals. It is also important that all members of the healthcare team are clear about what treatments or interventions are appropriate.