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Preventing accidents by forming multidisciplinary partnerships

08 November 2012

Emergency Nurse


This article describes how a former emergency department sister formed multidisciplinary partnerships to promote accident prevention among patients, and improve...

Factors contributing to Filipinos’ resistance to preventive screening

10 March 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article explores the social, cultural, environmental and economic factors that influence the likelihood of Filipinos in the rural area of Luzon seeking and...

Changing spaces

01 November 2008

Mental Health Practice

Patient safety

Good design achieved with user involvement is at the centre of the King’s Fund programme to improve healthcare environments. Over the past six years, the fund has...

Putting patient safety first

01 November 2008

Mental Health Practice

Patient safety

The safety of patients in mental health settings has been identified as a priority by the government, and the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has embarked on...

The importance of identity in falls prevention

01 March 2011

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim To explore the meaning of falling for older people who had participated in a falls prevention programme to establish the importance of identity in falls...

Involving and communicating with patients and the public

04 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patient safety incidents have physical and emotional consequences for those involved, including patients, carers, relatives and healthcare staff. This article, the...

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...

How nurses and carers can avoid the slippery slope to abuse

28 May 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article contends that, in the care of people with learning disabilities, there can be a ‘slippery slope’ in which complex interacting behaviours, attitudes and...

Reviewing nurses’ and doctors’ abilities to perform clinical breast examination

01 October 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice


This literature review examines the potential role of the specialist nurse or nurse practitioner in performing clinical breast examinations. This would be an...

Cervical cancer:prevention, diagnosis, treatment and nursing care

17 March 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article provides an update on cervical cancer, broadly covering aspects of the disease ranging from epidemiology to aetiology and prevention to treatment.