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Nurse-led pre-operative assessment for elective surgical patients

29 August 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Effective pre-operative assessment improves patient outcomes by ensuring that individuals are adequately prepared for anaesthesia, surgery and the post-operative...

Care of people with learning disabilities in hospital

01 April 1999

Learning Disability Practice


This article discusses the increasing emphasis on the use of mainstream health services for people with learning disabilities.

Send in the clowns

01 June 2009

Nursing Management


Healthcare professionals are always seeking ways to improve their relationships with patients and, to this end, some senior hospital staff in the United States have...

Time for nurses to lead

05 March 2008

Nursing Standard


A new focus on patient care is an opportunity for nursing leaders to take a pivotal role.

Evaluating the quality of after death care

12 November 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nursing care rarely ceases following a patient’s death. The project described in this article concerns the quality of nursing care delivered to patients following...

Surgical wound management: the role of dressings

18 July 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The history of surgical wound management illustrates how dressings have evolved over the years and sets the scene for modern wound-healing products. The aim of this...

Pre-operative fasting

22 May 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate the nursing practice of fasting patients before surgery. Method A descriptive research design was used. The instrument used was a structured...

Local implementation of the Essence of Care benchmarks

21 May 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To understand clinical practice benchmarking from the perspective of nurses working in a large acute NHS trust and to determine whether the nurses perceived that...

Patients’ lived experience of myeloma

16 March 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore patients’ lived experience of being diagnosed with myeloma. Method A hermeneutic phenomenological approach was adopted to analyse data from interviews...

Nursing involvement in a practice development and research unit

08 September 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


Cancer nursing practice represents a diverse field of knowledge and enquiry, where practice is informed through experiential knowledge, specialist skills and a deep...