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Patients’ rights to access their healthcare records

28 October 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Improving communication between different healthcare disciplines and with patients is hampered by professional insecurity. In this article, the authors examine the...

Guidelines for producing patient information literature

14 August 1996

Nursing Standard

Patient education

The Patient's Charter (DoH 1991) and the Health of the Nation (DoH 1992) have influenced a quiet revolution in nursing. Nurses from all disciplines and at every...

The information needs of patients with therapy-related lymphoedema

04 September 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the lymphoedema information needs of breast cancer patients, including what information they had been given, what they would...

Encouraging nurses to take the lead on the information agenda

28 January 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

This is the final in a series of four articles that discuss issues relating to the UK’s growing reliance on health information technology. It is becoming...

Ethics and communication: developing reflective practice

21 January 1998

Nursing Standard

Professional development

One common and challenging communication situation faced by nurses is a family’s demand for information regarding the diagnosis of a relative. When caring for people...

Nurse-led outpatient treatment of deep vein thrombosis

27 January 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patients with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) have, historically, been treated initially with intravenous, unfractionated heparin, necessitating inpatient care. The...

Improvements to the childhood immunisation programme

01 December 2006

Primary Health Care

Continuing professional development

This article sets out important changes in the childhood vaccination schedule following the inclusion of vaccination against pneumococcal disease, the introduction...

Best practice when immunising children

01 September 2007

Primary Health Care

CPD

This article sets out the best practice when vaccinating children of all ages. It covers preparation and care of children, clinical procedures and practical aspects...

Benefits of attending nurse-led pre-chemotherapy group sessions

01 February 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Before the start of chemotherapy, cancer patients and their families can benefit from being given positive information in a way that prepares them for treatment and...

Patient-held oncology records

20 May 1998

Nursing Standard

Clinical

The Professorial Medical Oncology Unit at St James’s Hospital in Leeds was established in 1989. As the patient population has grown, many medical, nursing and other...