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This updated and attractive text addresses a wide range of subjects, including nursing theory, management, law, ethics, career development and time management. The material is well-referenced and up to date, contributors have clear writing styles and the text is supported by online materials.
Whistleblowing can be defined as reporting concerns about a person’s behaviour or actions to an individual or authority. This reporting to a third party may occur after the person has discussed his or her misgivings with the individual concerned.
With a few exceptions, nurses’ voices and presence are often absent from the history of health care. This little book goes some way towards the development of an historical nursing canon and will delight those interested in nursing history.
This article outlines a model for developing policies and discusses some of the issues involved in the process of writing, approving and disseminating clinical policies and guidelines. It does not seek to dwell on policy drafting per se because guidance is readily available that can help authors...
I had always harboured a desire to work in a developing country, and my dream came true when I was selected to work as a volunteer for Friends of Africa Nursing (FoAN), a charity that supports nursing in Africa.
This article provides an update on cervical cancer, broadly covering aspects of the disease ranging from epidemiology to aetiology and prevention to treatment.
I did, says a staff nurse, who presents a cautionary tale about loss of friends and a near loss of career. Not everyone gets a second chance
This article discusses the implementation of a peer support initiative by staff at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and De Montfort University School of Nursing and Midwifery. A ‘buddying’ system linked these institutions to improve levels of professional, personal and pastoral...
As a staff nurse working on a trauma unit I come into contact with and care for patients who have sustained fractures. This article gave me the opportunity to refresh my existing knowledge and update my practice.
Written for people who are living with pain, the ethos of Margaret Caudill’s book is to encourage them to take control and be proactive in pain management. The text addresses the relationship between physical hurt and feelings, and it suggests how readers could use a pain diary to understand...
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