Cassam Tengnah

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The European Union has led the way in regulating the management of waste and has compelled member states, including the United Kingdom, to introduce legislation to ensure that risks to public health and the environment from waste is minimized. Waste management is now highly regulated and it is essential that district nurses comply with the regulations when(More)
Difficulty swallowing medicines affects about a quarter of people seen by health professionals in primary care yet the issue is rarely discussed with patients and often poorly managed. In response to the problems district nurses encounter in patients who have difficulties swallowing their medication Connect Medical have published a consensus guideline(More)
This paper examines the experiences of nursing students undertaking an international placement during their pre-registration education. The study took place in two schools--one in the United Kingdom, and one in Sweden. The move of nursing education into higher education enabled students to participate in international exchange programmes. Previous research(More)
AIM This paper presents a critical review of research literature on the impact of international placements on the lives and practice of nurses. BACKGROUND Health care institutions are progressively more aware of the need to respond to diverse patient populations and cultivate leaders to enrich the nursing profession, both locally and globally. One(More)
Complementary and alternative medicine is an increasingly popular form of health intervention used by millions of people in the UK each year. The demand for such therapies has seen their use grow and many have been adopted by district nurses as a supplement to the treatment and care they provide their patients. The use of complementary and alternative(More)
Although an increasingly popular form of online communication and social interaction, social network sites have to be used with caution by district nurses. In common with all health professionals, the scope of a district nurse's accountability extends to their online presence, and inappropriate remarks or pictures posted online can call into question the(More)
  • Richard Griffith, Cassam Tengnah
  • British journal of community nursing
  • 2010
Several inquiry reports have shown that there is still a need to further improve health and social care and strengthen public confidence in these services. The reports have particularly emphasized the need for stricter regulation of health and adult social care providers and the need to use statutory powers to ensure compliance with quality and safety(More)
Last month's article on child protection considered the principles and key concepts that underpinned the approach to safeguarding children under the provisions of the Children Act 1989. This month Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah discuss the legal powers available under the Act that enable the proper authorities to intervene to protect children from(More)
Although district nurses provide care and treatment to adults, they also have children on their caseloads from time-to-time. Obtaining consent for the examination and treatment of children is a complex process, where parental responsibility and the developmental concept of Gillick competence become increasingly intertwined as the child matures to adulthood.(More)