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Managing sleep problems in children

07 July 2011

Learning Disability Practice


Persistent sleep disturbance is common among children and young people with an intellectual impairment, but the issue has rarely been addressed. A child and...

Strategies for engaging people with personality disorder in treatment

09 May 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Around one third of people with personality disorder do not complete treatment. It is important to improve engagement because non-completion of treatment is...

Advances in treating metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

06 July 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

New and emerging treatments with the potential to extend survival are reshaping and extending the management pathway for men with metastatic castration-resistant...

Home treatment team reduces numbers of acute admissions

01 July 2010

Mental Health Practice


This article describes the work of the Belfast home treatment team. It describes the structure of the service, its skills base and aspects of the work it does. It...

Supervised community treatment brings changes to the nurse’s role

04 March 2010

Mental Health Practice


Supervised community treatment (SCT) was introduced in November 2008 under amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983. Although the purpose of SCT is to allow patients...

Aetiology and management of non-melanoma skin cancer

09 February 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


Increased exposure to ultraviolet radiation is among the factors contributing to a greater incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC). This article describes the...

Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation part 1

27 November 1996

Nursing Standard

Cancer nursing

Conventional treatment tor cancer usually consists of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy to eradicate malignant cells. Doses of drugs and radiotherapy are...

Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation part 2

04 December 1996

Nursing Standard

Cancer nursing

Multiple cycles of chemotherapy can significantly reduce some tumours. However, doses may be limited due to serious haematological toxicity. White blood cell and...

Tackling incidents of violence, aggression and antisocial behaviour

01 April 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has developed and implemented a strategy to reduce the number of incidents of violence, aggression and antisocial behaviour in its...

Acute stroke management in emergency departments

03 September 2009

Emergency Nurse


The introduction of thrombolysis and dedicated stroke units have greatly improved the management of people who have had a stroke. However, for the benefits of these...
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