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Choosing the right inhaler for patients with asthma

11 October 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article assesses the suitability of inhaler devices for patients with asthma according to their individual needs. Three main types of inhalers are discussed:...

Supporting choice in health care for people with learning disabilities

03 February 2010

Nursing Standard


People with learning disabilities represent a small and vulnerable group in society who commonly encounter barriers in accessing and using health care. This article...

Choice agenda

23 November 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

Personal health budgets are intended to allow people to set their own priorities and buy in services to meet them.

Implementing end of life care for patients with renal failure

02 September 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Traditional palliative care services have focused on individuals with cancer. The NHS National End of Life Care Programme, launched in December 2003, has been...

Direct payments: a real choice for patients?

01 March 2009

Primary Health Care

Patient choice

There have been some big changes in the nursing profession over the past ten years, with the creation of nurse consultants and the advent of prescribing among the...

Bridging the divide

06 July 2005

Nursing Standard


Current government policy is encouraging the independent sector to join in what has traditionally been public sector care services. Next week, the RCN is holding a...

Building the future

08 March 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

Palliative care has made considerable progress since the 1970s, prompting hospices such as St Columba’s to reconfigure their services.

District nurse views on improving the transfer of care from hospital to home

28 September 2016

Primary Health Care

Evidence & practice

The move towards healthcare being delivered predominantly in people’s own homes has been seen as creating more choice and giving patients better access to care. How...

The practice nurse’s role in contraception choice

01 July 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Contraception can play an important part in a woman’s life. Modern contraceptives provide a wide array of options for the effective prevention of unplanned pregnancy...

A comparison of two interventions in the treatment of severe ankle sprains and lateral malleolar avulsion fractures

28 August 2019

Emergency Nurse

patient perspectives

Aim Stable ankle injuries are highly prevalent in the UK. Prevention of complications and reoccurrence is essential. The literature shows that plaster of Paris and...