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Teaching people the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise

10 February 2010

Learning Disability Practice


Funded by NHS Swindon, the Friday Fit Club is a 12-week course which aims to tackle obesity by providing sessions that include physical exercise and education about...

health promotion: how to spread the word

01 September 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The need to meet the healthcare needs of people with a learning disability is increasingly being highlighted. Reports such as the Health of the Nation Strategy for...

Methadone maintenance treatment as an effective harm minimisation intervention

01 May 2005

Mental Health Practice


In the area of substance misuse nursing, within a harm minimisation philosophy, the route of administration of an illicit drug is often of more relative concern than...

Developing practice for healthy ageing

01 April 2006

Nursing Older People


The Foundation of Nursing Studies together with Pfizer Ltd has set aside susbtantial funds to reinforce the role of nursing in health promotion for older people....

Exploring men’s health in a men-only group

19 July 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical health promotion

This article looks at one attempt to allow a particularly vulnerable group of men, those in contact with mental health services, to explore men's health issues in a...

Management of bowel dysfunction: evacuation difficulties

09 August 2000

Nursing Standard


Bowel dysfunction affects many people and encompasses a variety of problems. This article examines the different forms of bowel dysfunction and considers the nurse’s...

Alcohol education in primary schools

28 October 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Educating teenagers about the risks of alcohol may be too late – many 12- and 13-year-olds have already started experimenting with it, and face increasing peer...


26 May 1999

Nursing Standard


In this article Gladys Xavier describes the concept of asepsis and its application in nursing practice, to reduce infections in hospitals.

Risk assessment in suprapubic catheterisation

24 May 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There are certain risk factors surrounding suprapubic bladder drainage and catheterisation. This article considers clinical indications and contraindications to...

The development of diabetic ketoacidosis

08 November 2000

Nursing Standard


To provide nurses with a greater understanding of the condition, Helen Hand describes the underlying processes responsible for the development of diabetic...