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Animal hoarding: devastating, complex, and everyone’s concern

12 March 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Little is understood about animal hoarding, but it is believed to occur in most communities (Patronek 1999). By the nature of its presentation and its association...

Safeguarding the young

01 December 2003

Paediatric Nursing


Victoria Climbié was just eight years old when she died in 2000, the victim of appalling and sustained abuse. The Inquiry (Department of Health (DoH) 2003) into her...

Multi-agency practice for developing a blended diet for children fed via gastrostomy

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

Abstract The administration of a blended diet via a gastrostomy tube to children with complex needs is an evolving area of practice. Healthcare professionals must...

Domestic help

28 July 2009

Nursing Standard


The nomadic nature of homeless children’s lives makes it difficult to monitor their safety and wellbeing, but nurses can play a key role, provided they are given...

Identifying standards to ensure seamless discharge to primary care for homeless people

27 March 2015

Primary Health Care


Practitioners need to work collaboratively to enable people experiencing homelessness to achieve a good standard of care whenever they have a ‘transition of care’...

Implementing the single assessment process using the Minimum Data Set-Home Care (MDS-HC): an observational study

01 September 2005

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

The problem of time spent documenting the same information in the NHS is well recognised (Smith 2002), especially for older people who are likely to make greater use...