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Patient empowerment through information

01 July 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

There is widespread agreement that patients should be informed about aspects of their illness, and encouraged to be active participants in their care. This article...

Towards hope and inclusion: Nursing interventions in a medium secure service for men with ‘personality disorders’

01 May 2005

Mental Health Practice

General

What words come into your head when you hear the term ‘personality disorder’? This is a question we ask student nurses at the start of an introductory teaching...

Treatment motivation in needle exchanges

01 October 2005

Mental Health Practice

General

Specialist substance misuse nurses working in needle exchanges face a familiar dilemma in their everyday practice. The principal remit of needle exchanges, in terms...

Involving older people in improving general hospital care

01 May 2007

Nursing Older People

Care

User involvement is high on the NHS agenda. At King’s College Hospital, London, older people helped to develop the Improving Hospital Care for Older People project...

Supporting roles within a stroke rehabilitation setting

01 February 2003

Nursing Older People

General

Recent government initiatives outlined in the National Service Framework for Older People and the NHS Plan place the focus firmly on rehabilitation and the care of...

Public involvement in community health

01 April 2005

Primary Health Care

Continuing professional development

Community participation is crucial to the success of public health intervention programmes and community nurses need to be aware of their role. This article pulls...

Childhood constipation: a new approach

09 July 2009

Primary Health Care

General

Childhood constipation and its associated symptoms can cause stress and social exclusion. This project sought to provide a service that reduced hospital admission...

person centred planning and care management

01 July 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The Valuing People White Paper (Department of Health 2001) stressed the importance of person centred planning (PCP) in helping people with learning disabilities to...

Advocating immunisation

01 September 2004

Primary Health Care

CPD

The improvement of global immunisation coverage over the last 30 years is the single greatest public health achievement of all time. As a high uptake of immunisation...

Preparing for patient participation

07 May 2010

Primary Health Care

General

One individual in a practice cannot, on their own, get patients involved, which is why staff attitudes and concerns about engagement need to be taken into account...