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Peripherally inserted central catheters: patient involvement

01 October 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice


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


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


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


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...

Rehabilitation: more than activities of daily living

01 November 2004

Nursing Older People


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

Using quality of life assessment in wound care

23 October 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & science

This article considers the role of the nurse in caring for patients who have wounds, drawing particular attention to the quality of life of these patients. For the...

Revisiting the concepts of community care and community health nursing

24 November 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

As care moves away from hospital settings, continual re-evaluation of community nursing and health care is essential for the wellbeing of patients. With the approach...

Problems faced by homeless men in obtaining health care

10 May 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The vast majority of homeless people in the UK are male. In addition to becoming susceptible to many illnesses and to alcohol abuse, homeless men face a number of...