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Fluid balance

07 July 2010

Learning Disability Practice


The author describes the signs, symptoms, causes and results of problems with the amount of fluid in the body. Monitoring fluid balance is particularly important...

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

11 July 2012

Nursing Standard

Book review

Rachel Fearnley has put together a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on working with children who are facing or dealing with the death of a parent.

The Better End – Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today’s Modern Medical World

18 July 2012

Nursing Standard

Book review

Dan Morhaim is an American doctor specialising in emergency medicine. He is also professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in...

Body mass index and alternative approaches to taking measurements

09 April 2010

Learning Disability Practice


The measurement of body mass index (BMI) is an important means of assessing the incidence of disease potential, but it should be used with caution and in conjunction...

Supporting a client in intensive care

05 October 2011

Learning Disability Practice


Being a patient in an intensive care unit can be extremely stressful. As well as having to cope with being critically ill, patients are subjected to an environment...