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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: July 2013

Could you offer a convicted sex offender non-judgmental care?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 29 Jul 2013

I was fascinated to see in an NT news story quote: “In my theatre, I had a guy who was blown up with an IED, and the guy on the next table was supposed to be the guy who detonated the IED. That’s really difficult. But… you treat them no different.”

Saying bonjour really makes a difference

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 22 Jul 2013

I recently had to attend an outpatient’s appointment at my local hospital. As I went through the front door, the reception staff gave me a cheery wave as I headed down the corridor towards the clinic. Two people that I passed in the corridor, who were in uniform of different kinds, said good morning to me and, at the entrance to outpatients, I was greeted enthusiastically by someone directing the traffic of patients.

Can 10 minutes ever be long enough to do more than change a dressing?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 15 Jul 2013

“You have to understand GP practices are businesses, and have to operate in that way as making money is one of their priorities.”

Are negative stereotypes about older people bad for their health?

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 8 Jul 2013

We’re all accustomed to hearing how memory problems are common – or even inevitable – in older people. And if you’re anything like me, each time you enter a room and forget what you came for you’ll think it’s a “senior moment”, a sign of things to come.

What do Mick Jagger’s gyrating hips tell us about the future of healthcare?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyTue, 2 Jul 2013

The sight of Mick Jagger jumping around on the Glastonbury stage just a few days short of his 70th birthday was a clear demonstration of the changing demography in the UK. The Stones’ drummer was even older at 72 but he, of course, was sitting down.