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Improving practice with a nurse nutrition team

24 January 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes how the introduction of a nurse nutrition team has led to improved staff morale and communication, as well as increasing the number of...

Increasing access to cancer screening programmes

08 September 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Uptake of cancer screening by people with learning disabilities in England is poor. Data were collected using a short online questionnaire to estimate awareness of...

Depression and older people

01 September 2006

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

Nearly a third of older people admitted for acute hospital care experience depression. Rates of depression are even higher in care homes. The purpose of this article...

Implementing nutrition screening

01 June 2006

Nursing Management

Leadership

A REVIEW of documentation at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, carried out as part of the trust’s governance strategy, revealed that more than five...

Screening for wandering among older persons with dementia

01 May 2005

Nursing Older People

Care

Wandering and wandering-related activity, such as rummaging, leaving a place of care or safety, reduced nutritional intake and rest, are known to be problematic for...

Nutritional screening: an audit

19 August 1998

Nursing Standard

Nutrition

Malnutrition in hospitals has implications for both patient care and trust finances (Larsson et al 1990, Tierney 1996, Wallace 1993). The King’s Fund report A...

Challenging beliefs about tuberculosis

08 March 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical communicable diseases

The role of the specialist tuberculosis (TB) nurse has been well recognised as an ‘integral part of local tuberculosis services’ (1). Indeed, as Ormerod (2) points...

Problem drinkers among acute care inpatients

21 June 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of potential problem drinking among general hospital inpatients during a three-month period. Method...

How to take a sample for cervical screening

22 August 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article aims to update nurses who are experienced in obtaining cervical samples and stimulate interest in health professionals who wish to undertake the...

Encouraging early presentation of cancer symptoms

01 April 2009

Primary Health Care

General

Reluctance to consult a health professional or attend for cancer screening is being addressed as part of the ongoing campaign to improve cancer survival rates. The...