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Nursing standard [journal]
- News digest October 29 2014. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Oct 29; 29(9):0.
A round-up of nursing and health stories from today's papers:
- Student life - Towards a deeper understanding. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Oct 29; 29(9):66.
Mental health promotion is an important aspect of mental health nurses' work. At the University of Lincoln we developed new learning exercises for students in the specialty.
- Many heads are better than one for coming up with ideas. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Oct 29; 29(9):65.
Brainstorming in a team can help develop ways of working by generating a large number of ideas for solving a problem. It can also enhance group work and team morale.
- An inspector calls, and she might be a nurse. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Oct 29; 29(9):64-5.
The Care Quality Commission is using expanded teams to assess and rate acute hospitals as part of a new regime for monitoring standards. Around 64 acute trusts in England have been assessed by these teams, with the remaining 98 due to be inspected by the end of 2015.
- Notice board. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Oct 29; 29(9):64-5.
Courses, events, grants, and awards to progress your career.
- At the heart of patient care. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Oct 29; 29(9):63.
As the creator of her own role, heart failure specialist nurse Jennifer Gow is especially committed to her patient group.
- Writing a CPD article. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Oct 29; 29(9):61.
I recently underwent major surgery and, as a nurse, this experience gave me greater insight into the patient experience.
- Treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Oct 29; 29(9):50-8.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease characterised by breathlessness, cough and sputum production. Progressively worsening breathlessness for the patient with COPD limits everyday activity, reduces quality of life and increases the risk of premature death. Beyond reducing symptoms and the rate and severity of exacerbations, the aim of treatment is to increase exercise capacity and improve overall health and wellbeing. Nurses have an important role in ensuring advance care planning is implemented for every patient. This article describes the diagnosis, assessment and management of COPD, and includes practical points for patient care.
- Developing leadership roles in nursing and midwifery. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Oct 29; 29(9):43-9.
This article is the first in a series of seven articles on an initiative undertaken in NHS Lanarkshire where a creative partnership with the University of the West of Scotland established a shared commitment to developing nursing and midwifery leadership. This article describes the national context within Scotland. It provides an overview of the innovative programmes of work and systems devised to support leadership throughout the organisation with a particular focus on quality of care.
- Improving access to screening for people with learning disabilities. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Oct 29; 29(9):37-42.
People with learning disabilities have poorer health than their non-disabled peers, and are less likely to access screening services than the general population. The National Development Team for Inclusion and the Norah Fry Research Centre developed a toolkit and guidance to improve uptake of five national (English) screening programmes (one of which is delivered through local programmes), based on work to improve access by people with learning disabilities in the south west peninsula of the UK. This article describes the findings in relation to the five English screening programmes and suggests ways to improve uptake of cancer screening by people with learning disabilities.