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Limitations associated with managing chronic low back pain

20 April 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Non-specific chronic low back pain is an occupational hazard for nurses. It may result in persistent and disabling pain for some people. There are many techniques...

I did not intend to demean hospice at home professionals

16 October 2013

Nursing Standard


I take Gill Aitcheson’s point (Letters October 2) about my use of the term ‘sitters’ to describe Hospice at Home nurses in my article (Art & Science September 18).

Implications for carers of terminally ill patients dying at home

18 September 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Most terminally ill patients will express a wish to die at home. To achieve this, patients must rely on the support of family carers, who may experience emotional...

Colorectal cancer and how to avoid it

26 June 2015

Primary Health Care


Colorectal cancer represents a significant threat to men and women and in Western societies its incidence is increasing. However, with care, adequate screening and...

Artificial hydration at the end of life: balancing benefits and risks in the absence of conclusive evidence

02 September 2020

Nursing Standard

end of life care

There is a lack of clear evidence regarding the benefits and harm of artificial hydration at the end of life. Trial findings are conflicting and inconclusive,...