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04 April 2001

Nursing Standard


Hysterectomy is often thought of as a last resort, but it is a common operation and there are many reasons why it is carried out. The author looks at these and...

Early discharge schemes for hysterectomy patients

10 July 1996

Nursing Standard


Hysterectomy is one of the most frequently performed and costly major surgical procedures, according to Schofield et al (1991) and Garry and Hercz (1995). Therefore,...

Total abdominal hysterectomy: development of a patient-centred care pathway

01 October 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes how one organisation developed an integrated care pathway for women undergoing the procedure total abdominal hysterectomy. The efficacy of...

Menorrhagia: endometrial ablation or hysterectomy?

17 September 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background For many woman who suffer from menorrhagia, treatment would previously have meant hysterectomy. Today there are a number of less invasive surgical options...

Interviewing people about potentially sensitive topics

21 October 2011

Nurse Researcher


Aim This paper explores the challenges of interviewing people about sensitive topics. It uses existing literature and the first author’s experience of interviewing...