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Taking stroke care to a new level

01 May 2009

Nursing Older People

Feature

A new report from the Stroke Association shows how nurses, doctors, paramedics and other members of the multidisciplinary team have worked together at a local level...

Nursing patients with epilepsy in secondary care settings

01 May 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article gives a brief overview of epilepsy and how a diagnosis is made. It highlights the importance of good observation and communication in its ongoing...

Subarachnoid haemorrhage: a clinical overview

03 July 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

Subarachnoid haemorrhage affects up to 9,000 people a year in the UK (Lindsay and Bone 1997) and is a devastating condition. Although many patients make a good...

Urinary continence after a cerebrovascular accident

11 June 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Of the many people who experience a stroke each year, a significant proportion experience urinary incontinence as a consequence. This article considers the causes of...

Pathophysiology and classification of stroke

21 March 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There are a wide variety of causes of stroke and as many different forms of presentation, depending on the area of the brain affected. This article describes how...

Nursing patients with epilepsy in secondary care settings

13 May 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article gives a brief overview of epilepsy and how a diagnosis is made. It highlights the importance of good observation and communication in its ongoing...

The role of a telephone helpline in provision of patient information

19 April 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore why individuals contacted a telephone helpline specialising in neurological conditions and their level of satisfaction with the service. Method...

Managing patients With metastatic spinal cord compression

08 July 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) occurs when cancer cells grow in or near to the spine and press on the spinal cord and nerves. This results in swelling and...

Biological aspects of mental health care

01 March 2001

Mental Health Practice

Holistic care

Recent authors have claimed there is a widening chasm between socio- behavioural and biomedical perspectives on mental illness (Anderson and Scott 1999). The authors...

Huntington’s disease

21 April 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

Huntington’s disease is a complex degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. Although it is a rare condition, nurses are ideally placed to assess...