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Evaluating patients’ experiences of home and hospital chemotherapy

01 February 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article examines the experiences of breast cancer patients who received chemotherapy in their own home compared with those who were treated in hospital. Fifteen...

Symptom care flowcharts: a case study

01 February 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Parents who have a child with a life-limiting condition face the painful prospect of seeing their child’s health deteriorate and of becoming involved on a practical...

Hospital at home: the Bromsgrove experience

04 February 1998

Nursing Standard


A hospital at home (HaH) scheme is a system that provides acute care in the home. Patients are cared for to a standard that would otherwise require hospitalisation....

Considering the needs of carers: a survey of their views on services

19 April 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research community care

This paper describes a survey undertaken in Derbyshire. A total of 244 carers responded to a postal questionnaire enquiring about the services they needed, how they...

What it takes to be voted RCN nurse manager of the year

31 March 2010

Nursing Management


This article discusses the work done by Carmel O’Kane as team leader for a community children’s home care team that led to her nomination for the title of RCN nurse...

Improving nursing home practice: an international concern

01 November 2011

Nursing Older People


The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, in association with the World Health Organization, set up a task force in response to the urgent need to...

Discharge planning: the role of the discharge co-ordinator

05 February 2009

Nursing Older People


Research spanning 30 years has highlighted discharge planning as a complex area of practice. Discharge co-ordinators are part of the support provided to improve the...

Early discharge schemes for hysterectomy patients

10 July 1996

Nursing Standard


Hysterectomy is one of the most frequently performed and costly major surgical procedures, according to Schofield et al (1991) and Garry and Hercz (1995). Therefore,...

Young people with complex health needs: the organisation of support

13 October 2008

Primary Health Care


Providing support to enable children and adolescents who have complex and continuing health needs to live at home and be fully integrated with society can be...

From hospital to home: journey of a child with complex care needs

06 November 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

Increasing numbers of children and young people with complex health conditions are able to be discharged from hospital and supported in the community, but planning...