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Simple questions can help nurses identify girls at risk of female genital mutilation

11 March 2015

Nursing Children and Young People


NURSES SHOULD have ‘professional curiosity’ and ask their patients simple questions to help them detect whether girls in their community are at risk of female...

Evaluating an osteoporosis service using a focus group

09 July 1997

Nursing Standard


One in four women over the age of 60 and one in two women over the age of 70 has osteoporosis (NOS 1993). This condition may affect a person on many different...

Dietary approaches to promote bone health in adults

13 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Osteoporosis is a major public health issue, affecting around three million people in the UK. Several lifestyle factors play a role in the development of the...

Use of olaparib in BRCA mutation-positive ovarian cancer

10 June 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice


Nurses should understand the role and purpose of the new generation of therapies available for patients with cancer. One such drug is the poly (ADP-ribose)...

Symptom management in women undergoing the menopause

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

The menopause is a physiological event involving ovarian failure as a result of a loss of ovarian follicular activity, which leads to oestrogen deficiency, resulting...

Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an incurable disorder that is associated with ovarian dysfunction. It affects millions of women in the UK. The signs and symptoms...

The role of community nurses in preventing female genital mutilation

02 March 2015

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has become a major issue worldwide, including the UK, where the number of women and girls affected has grown. This ritual practice is...

Promoting urinary continence in older women

22 October 2014

Nursing Standard


Continence promotion involves informing and educating the public and healthcare professionals that urinary incontinence is not an inevitable part of ageing, and can...