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This easy-to-read book details far more than the story of a district nurse in the 1950s. It is an interesting read for anyone with the slightest interest in social history. Readers discover tales of the author’s youth, her work as a kennel maid and nurse training in the 1930s.
This article suggests that nurse prescribers require an awareness of key concepts in ethics, such as deontology and utilitarianism to reflect on current debates and contribute to them. The principles of biomedical ethics have also been influential in the development of professional codes of...
This is a London-based charity founded in 2009 by Christine Hancock, former RCN general secretary and director of the Oxford Health Alliance.
Fever or pyrexia is a common clinical condition which nurses treat regularly. Fever and hyperpyrexia are defined in this article with a physiological explanation for this adaptive response. Suppression of temperature elevation prevents the production of antibodies and inhibits cell repair. The...
The Transforming Nursing Practice series from Learning Matters aims to furnish nursing students with the skills to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements, with evidence-based practice being an essential component.
One only needs to look around almost any ward in the country to see the positive contribution nurses and midwives from Europe and the rest of the world make to the provision of care in the UK.
This is the third article in a nine-part series describing the Principles of Nursing Practice developed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in collaboration with patient and service organisations, the Department of Health, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, nurses and other healthcare...
The quality of care for people with dementia in general hospital settings has attracted widespread concern. While organisation-wide strategies are needed to address many of the issues, the nursing role is critical to articulating and promoting good practice. This article focuses on promoting...
David Thomas and Ian Hodges have created a practical, straightforward introductory text explaining the knowledge and skills essential for completing a research project. The book is designed to complement texts on quantitative and qualitative research methods in health and social sciences.
Is it worse than having a root canal? My inner snivelling coward was shamelessly rearing its head. And childbirth? How does it compare with that?
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