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The case for positive risk-taking to promote recovery

12 April 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

The research available on the use of positive risk-taking in clinical practice is surprisingly limited. The purpose of this article is to highlight the limitations...

Falls risk assessment in older patients in hospital

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Falls are the most frequent adverse event reported in hospitals, usually affecting older patients. All hospitals in NHS organisations will develop risk prevention...

Genetic education in dementia care

13 April 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To demonstrate the benefits of collecting family history systematically to enhance the care provided to families living with dementia. In addition, to identify...

Management of patients with low-risk febrile neutropenia

10 June 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK advocates that patients with neutropenia who are at low risk of developing septic complications...

Formulation-based risk assessment

09 September 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Risk assessment remains fundamental to all mental health practice. Use of a framework of assessment, structured clinical judgement, clinical formulation, risk...

A survey of assessment tools for detecting and managing risk

10 May 2012

Mental Health Practice


This article highlights the type of risk assessments that are used in England and Wales for audits under the Care Programme Approach – a government joint venture...

Open AccessOC31 – Tobacco consumption by adolescents: a study in the north of Portgual

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: School health. Aims: To characterize the adolescents’ habits of smoking in a Portuguese School; to identify if the adolescents have information on the harmful...

Screening for wandering among older persons with dementia

01 May 2005

Nursing Older People


Wandering and wandering-related activity, such as rummaging, leaving a place of care or safety, reduced nutritional intake and rest, are known to be problematic for...

Infection control

29 March 2000

Nursing Standard


Dee May looks at the prevalence and cost of hospital-acquired infection, how epidemiological changes have influenced the way infections are prevented and managed,...

Identifying and combating the risk of pressure

06 October 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Risk assessment tools for pressure sores are commonplace in most nursing settings. This article describes a situation where a woman in a maternity unit developed...