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Framework for planning a successful retirement

01 April 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Ideas about retirement have changed. Just a few decades ago there was a cut-off date when workers had an expected date of retirement, but today this decision is...

Drastic measures

08 December 2009

Nursing Standard


The number of surgical procedures for obesity in the NHS has increased by 40 per cent in a year. However, primary care follow-up could improve.

Managing hearing loss in primary care

30 November 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Aim To improve access to, and aftercare from, audiology services for people with learning disabilities. Method Semi-structured interviews were completed and...

Grief in the transition from oral to enteral feeding among children

01 December 2012

Learning Disability Practice


Loss of oral feeding may lead to grief that is unrecognised and unsupported, particularly in the presence of learning disabilities. This can evoke resentment and...

Audiology services: access, assessment and aftercare

26 February 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The prevalence of hearing loss among people with learning disabilities is considerably higher than in the general population, yet few clients access audiology...

Caring for older adults with hearing loss

01 November 2011

Nursing Older People


This article discusses hearing impairment and the frequency with which it occurs in older adults. Anatomy and physiology of the ear are examined. Categories of...

Management of autoimmune associated alopecia areata

12 May 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Alopecia areata or hair loss occurs in one in 1,000 people. If medical reasons for the hair loss are ruled out, opinion and hypothesis point towards autoimmunity and...

Hearing loss: a health problem for all ages

01 May 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

Research and technology have improved the diagnosis, management and prevention of hearing loss. However, it remains underdiagnosed or not managed appropriately....

Tranexamic acid in patients with major injuries and blood loss

01 December 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

In the UK, care for people with major injuries has improved since the introduction of trauma networks and major trauma centres, and since ambulance services began to...

The challenges of managing cachexia in advanced cancer

08 May 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice


Cancer cachexia is a metabolic disturbance characterised by involuntary and progressive weight loss. It is a common feature in up to 80 per cent of patients with...