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Perfecting your practice

Looking in detail at a new practice article each week - as a student, what can you learn from it?

All posts from: February 2012

Would decriminalising drugs improve care?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyWed, 29 Feb 2012

Article: Riddell S (2012) Would decriminalising drugs improve care? Nursing Times; 108: 9, 16-18. Author: Stephen Riddell is a community staff nurse, Dumfries and Galloway Health Board.THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT:The current debate on decriminalisation of illegal drugsThe ...

How should pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches be combined?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyThu, 23 Feb 2012

Article:  Swift A (2012) Osteoarthritis 2: pain management and treatment strategies. Nursing Times; 108: 8, 25-27.Author: Amelia Swift is a lecturer in nursing at the University of BirminghamThis is the second article in a three-part series on arthritis.  The third part will be published online ...

How should I address risk factors when discussing osteoarthritis prevention with patients?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyThu, 16 Feb 2012

Article: Swift A (2012) Osteoarthritis 1: physiology, risk factors and causes of pain. Nursing Times; 108: 7, 12-15.Author: Amelia Swift is a lecturer in nursing at the University of Birmingham. Part One in a series of three on osteoarthritisThis ...

Helping survivors to adjust after cancer

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyThu, 9 Feb 2012

Article: Harmer V (2012) Helping survivors to adjust after cancer. Nursing Times; 108: 6, 12-16.Author: Victoria Harmer is team leader clinical nurse specialist, Breast Care Unit, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London and a trustee for Against Breast Cancer.

What are the causes of moisture lesions and the strategies for treatment?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyThu, 2 Feb 2012

Article: Bianchi J (2012) Causes and strategies for moisture lesions. Nursing Times; 108: 5, 20-22.Author: Janice Bianchi is medical education specialist and honorary lecturer, School of Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Science, University of Glasgow.This ...