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Peripherally inserted central catheters: patient involvement

01 October 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

A wide range of catheter devices are now available through which to deliver treatment to patients. However, patients are seldom asked for their preference of device....

Health effects of internal rotation of shifts

09 August 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Shirley Learthart examines the potential adverse effects to health of working on rotating shifts. Conclusion Many studies indicate that shift work can...

The effects of atopic eczema on children and their families: a review

01 July 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Atopic eczema is the most common skin disorder in children under 11 years of age (Kemp 1999) and affects as many as one in five children in the UK (National Eczema...

Physical problems and psychosocial function in children with cancer

01 April 2008

Paediatric Nursing

Research

Aim: to describe the physical disease and treatment-related problems and psychosocial function among children with cancer. Method: Thirty-nine children aged seven to...

The effects of atopic eczema on children and their families: a review

01 July 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Atopic eczema is the most common skin disorder in children under 11 years of age (Kemp 1999) and affects as many as one in five children in the UK (National Eczema...

Physical problems and psychosocial function in children with cancer

01 April 2008

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Aim: to describe the physical disease and treatment-related problems and psychosocial function among children with cancer. Method: Thirty-nine children aged seven to...

Pancreatic cancer: optimising the patient experience

01 December 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Pancreatic cancer is a substantial therapeutic challenge as the disease is often characterised by difficulty in detection and non-specific symptoms resulting in late...

Physical care skills: a training needs analysis of inpatient and community mental health nurses

01 December 2005

Mental Health Practice

General

The physical health of people with severe mental illness (SMI) is a current concern in mental health care. Phelan et al (2001) suggest that research in many...

Person-centred assessment with older people

01 May 2004

Nursing Older People

CPD

This article describes the principles behind the assessment of older people’s needs and the challenges inherent in developing a person-centred framework for...

Rehabilitation: more than activities of daily living

01 November 2004

Nursing Older People

Care

The word ‘rehabilitation’, particularly when related to older people, can conjure up negative, stereotypical images of dependency attributed to individual pathology...