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Life or death decisions

09 July 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

So far, most cases of ‘swine flu’ have been mild, but healthcare professionals have been warned against complacency. If the flu pandemic becomes serious, a...

Emergency contraception

01 December 1999

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Emergency contraception is often misunderstood by the general public and nurses alike. This article outlines information about methods of post-coital contraception...

Workforce planning

01 February 1998

Nursing Management

General Article

Workforce planning is of strategic importance, a complex process, and represents a major challenge for all those who seek to address the health needs of local...

Business planning

01 November 1997

Nursing Management

Business planning

The introduction of general management to the NHS in the mid 1980s brought the growing field of business administration to health services. All sectors of private...

Discharge planning

01 January 1998

Nursing Management

Discharge planning

There is no state health system in the USA, as exists in Canada and the UK, and therefore individuals are responsible for the provision of funds to cover their own...

Pointers to the future

01 February 1998

Nursing Management

Pointers to the future

Health authorities have a key role to play in creating the future by adapting to a more co-ordinating and challenging way of working. Their recently acquired roles...

Improving discharge: the role of the discharge co-ordinator

26 August 1998

Nursing Standard

Care of older people

As the population ages, more and more people, especially those aged 85 years and over, have continuing healthcare needs (Audit Commission 1996). Increasingly, these...

Emergency contraception: implications for nursing practice

03 November 1999

Nursing Standard

CPD

Emergency contraception is often misunderstood by the general public and nurses alike. This article outlines information about methods of post-coital contraception...

Norplant: the uses of a new contraceptive

08 February 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical famiiy planning

Norplant is a subdermal implant providing contraceptive protection over a five-year period. After worldwide trials, it has been available in the UK since September...

Discharge planning

16 October 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Two audits were conducted by a small team of nurses to measure the effectiveness of discharge management and planning in a four-ward orthopaedic and...