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Can we help people with schizophrenia stop smoking?

01 December 2005

Mental Health Practice

Health promotion

Rates of cardiovascular and respiratory disease are dramatically higher in people with schizophrenia compared to the general population. This may be partially...

Giving information to patients

09 July 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Giving information is integral to many nursing roles. Ann-Louise Caress discusses factors to take into account when giving healthcare information, and suggests some...

Nursing and medication education

30 August 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim This study set out to explore nurses’ current contribution to medication education and the clinical contextual factors that influence current practice. Method...

Managing post-operative nausea and vomiting

20 June 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Post-operative nausea and vomiting leads to unnecessary suffering for many surgical patients. Improved nursing management can help prevent and better treat this...

Concordance with asthma medication: the nurse’s role

08 March 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Low levels of concordance with asthma medication programmes have negative effects on patients’ short and long term health. Nurses can support patients to develop...

Cancer patients use of the internet

01 March 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

The internet is simply a network of computers which, when linked via telephone lines, becomes an information medium and communication device (Gomez et al 1998,...

Setting up a chemotherapy service at home

01 April 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Over recent years it is recognised that the provision of chemotherapy administration has shifted from the inpatient setting to the outpatient setting and of latter...

Raising awareness of neutropenic sepsis risk in ambulatory patients

05 November 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Oncology patients, in particular haemato-oncology patients receiving ambulatory chemotherapy, are at risk of morbidity and mortality from neutropenic sepsis and...

Smoking cessation advice for head and neck cancer patients: is it worth it?

01 June 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

This article describes the incidence of head and neck cancer in England and the health professional’s role in helping patients with this diagnosis to consider...

Fertility issues in patients with cancer

01 February 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment need a great deal of support and information to better cope with and understand their treatment. Despite the potentially...