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A women’s network

01 May 2003

Mental Health Practice


The particular difficulties experienced by women with mental health problems in primary and specialist services has been extensively documented in the literature...

Information and support needs of young women with breast cancer

02 October 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article examines the information and support needs of younger women with breast cancer. It considers resources available to assist in meeting these needs,...

Secure psychiatric care: How appearance and neglect affect women

01 May 2013

Mental Health Practice


Aim To provide effective interventions for body image, appearance, and physical health and self-care for women in secure psychiatric settings. Method A manualised...

How domestic abuse affects the wellbeing of older women

01 June 2010

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore older women’s experience of domestic abuse and its effect on their health and lives. Method A qualitative research design...

Information and support for older women with breast cancer

08 April 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the information and support needs of older women with breast cancer, and to investigate the types of support they accessed...

Supporting women with mental health issues

02 May 2018

Mental Health Practice

The number of women experiencing mental ill health has increased, with young women more likely to experience mental distress than their male peers. Despite this, few...

Identifying and responding to gaps in domestic abuse services for older women

29 June 2016

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Domestic abuse is widespread and indiscriminate. Older women living with domestic abuse report more health-related concerns than any other group, and demonstrate a...

Face-off over veils

16 March 2010

Nursing Standard


The French government is contemplating banning the burka in public places – including hospitals. Nurses in France disagree with the proposal.

The experiences of women with learning disabilities on contraception choice

27 October 2016

Primary Health Care

Evidence & practice

A team from the Open University interviewed women with learning disabilities on their experiences of making decisions about contraception. The research revealed that...

Breast cancer awareness among an inner city group of Nigerian women

25 March 2014

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Nigerian women present with breast cancer at advanced stages when little treatment benefit can be derived. A cross-sectional purposive study was designed to gather...