Cassam Tengnah

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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)
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)
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)
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)
This article uses a real life case study to understand the legal ramifications surrounding practice when dealing with influenza immunization. There are often cases where people with diminished mental capacity refuse immunization. The Mental Capacity Act, 2005 is used as a framework to explain to the practitioner where they stand legally in such situation(More)
The swine flu pandemic has gripped the headlines over the summer and its management in the UK is proving to be controversial. The government's advice to issue anti-virals to people of all ages with flu-like symptoms runs contrary to World Health Organisation advice. The benefits of anti-virals for children has been called into doubt because of the risk of(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)
The debate over how best to seek consent from people for the donation of their organs after death continues unabated. Despite a significant change in approach in seeking consent for donation introduced by the Human Tissue Act 2004 there has been little improvement in the numbers of harvested organs. This has led to calls by various organizations to adopt a(More)
A recent inquest in South Wales heard of the tragic case of a husband who killed himself and his wife through carbon monoxide poisoning because he could not bear to see her continued suffering. His wife had spent two years in a persistent vegetative state and attempts to obtain a court order allowing the withholding of her artificial nutrition and hydration(More)