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Male sexuality and urethral catheterisation: a review of the literature

09 June 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This review critically analyses literature on urinary catheters with specific reference to issues of sexuality.

The iatrogenic epidemic

30 September 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Medicine can often cause unnecessary harm to people while trying to treat them, but this phenomenon, known as iatrogenesis, is rarely debated. The author of this...

Implementing solutions to prevent patient harm

18 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article is the last in this series based on the Seven Steps to Patient Safety. Each article analyses one of the seven steps and offers a resource for healthcare...

Diabetes medication incidents in the care home setting

21 March 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

This article analyses data received from a Freedom of Information Act 2000 request made to the National Patient Safety Agency in June 2010. Information was requested...

Urethral catheterisation in older men

01 May 2000

Nursing Older People

Focus on continence

Urethral catheterisation is a common clinical intervention (Crow et al 1986, Roe 1989), particularly in older men. Female nurses in the last decade have been...

Improving patient safety and incident reporting

27 October 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patient safety is currently an international priority in health care, as it is widely accepted that the quality of healthcare provision, in terms of reducing errors...

Building a safety culture

23 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This is the first article in a series of seven based on the Seven Steps to Patient Safety (National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) 2004a). It is aimed at enhancing...

Development of a language identification tool

01 May 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Service improvement is an important aspect of healthcare practice. Practitioners need to identify improvements in processes to free up time and resources for patient...