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Satisfaction levels with a community night nursing service

10 October 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To compare the satisfaction levels of patients and carers with a community night nursing service. Method Thirty seven patients and 23 carers completed...

Evaluating the efficacy of a telephone follow-up clinic

09 February 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

General

This article presents the findings of an audit of patient satisfaction with a prostate cancer telephone follow-up service. Respondents thought the service was a...

The local falls and osteoporosis service: does it meet the needs of patients?

01 December 2007

Nursing Older People

Care

This articles examines a local evidence-based falls and osteoporosis service that used a pathway of screening, multi-factorial assessment and interventions. Patients...

Applying empowerment in mental health practice

23 April 1997

Nursing Standard

Mental health

There are many forms of empowerment, which can be explored from different viewpoints: ■ The individuals we care for ■ Groups of service users ■ Whole ward...

Patient expectations and satisfaction with health care

21 January 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This study explored levels of satisfaction by comparing cardiac patients’ initial expectations of care with their perceptions following treatment. Overall, the...

Qualitative review of satisfaction with a head and neck clinic

01 May 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

The aim of the survey reported here was to explore the views, perceptions and experiences of patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer about the care that they...

Assessing satisfaction with a nurse-led clinical trials clinic

08 November 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

This article reports the results of a patient satisfaction questionnaire used to evaluate a newly established gastrointestinal cancer clinical trials nurse-led...

Improvement of chemotherapy practice and quality of care

09 July 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

There has been increased pressure on chemotherapy day units in recent years due to a rise in the number of patients receiving treatment, longer survival rates and...

Making sense of paradigms: the health and social care paradox

10 March 2015

Mental Health Practice

Feature

The author discusses how the concepts of positivism and interpretivism can be applied to social care and healthcare services. He argues that the dominance of the...

Improving care on mental health wards with hourly nurse rounds

01 April 2011

Nursing Management

Feature

Hourly rounds are becoming more popular on inpatient medical wards and are known to be beneficial to patients and nurses. However, there is little evidence about...