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I love you – neither do I : Co-dependent and abusive relationships of women clients of the addiction service

01 February 2004

Mental Health Practice

General

Trying to define the term co-dependency is problematic. In general, though, the co-dependent person has a core identity that is underdeveloped or unknown, and who...

An analysis of an audit tool of ward-based practice

19 June 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article identifies how, in the current context of clinical governance, an audit tool of ward-based practice was developed, piloted and adopted in two acute...

Therapeutic engagement through observation

01 February 2006

Mental Health Practice

General

Dorset HealthCare NHS Trust is a three-star specialist mental health and learning disability trust, serving a population of 450,000 people living in east Dorset and...

Beyond empowerment: revering the story teller

01 February 2004

Mental Health Practice

General

Almost 70 years ago, in an attempt to describe the complex phenomena of psychosis, Harry Stack Sullivan coined the term ‘problems of living’ (Evans 1996). Thomas...

Nurses’ perceptions of their role in rehabilitation of the older person

24 March 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim The aim of the study was to explore nurses’ perceptions of their role in rehabilitation of the older person. Method Nine participants were interviewed in two...

Conducting sensitive patient interviews

02 June 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

Nurses are frequently engaged in the process of sensitive interviewing, whether taking a health history, dealing with a complaint or exploring a problem with a...

Sleep and rest in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

03 December 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Sleep deficit is not uncommon in cardiac surgery patients, but research in this area is limited. This article examines the processes involved in sleep and how...

Managed care: a structured approach

08 January 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The authors developed a model of clinical nurse management based on the concept of managed care. This article, which describes the model, is intended to encourage...

I became dad’s army

28 November 2006

Nursing Standard

Feature

Medical journalist Joy Persaud was shocked by the poor treatment her elderly father received when he was taken to his local hospital with a suspected stroke. Some...