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James J, Thomas P, Cavan D, et al. Preventing childhood obesity by reducing consumption of carbonated drinks: cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2004;328:1237–41. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(More)
Although exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of infant life is recommended in the UK, there is little information on the extent of exclusive breastfeeding. This study has taken the 1996 and 2003 World Health Organization (WHO) definitions of breastfeeding and investigated breastfeeding rates in the first 6 months of life in infants born to(More)
AIM Little is known about the working practices of community children's nurses and how they manage the complexities of working with children and young people with life-limiting, life-threatening and chronic ill-health conditions and their families. This action research project aimed to find ways of managing community children's nursing caseloads that would(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES (1) To develop an insight into the opportunities and barriers to nurse prescribing for a case study of children's nurses. (2) To consider the implications of independent nurse prescribing for children's nurses and the potential for nurse prescribing to be developed in acute children's care settings. (3) To use research data to develop a(More)
A care plan audit was carried out as part of an action research project involving the introduction of primary nursing. The audit tool was based on the Roper, Logan and Tierney Activities of Living model and the nursing process. The audit showed that few changes in documentation had taken place as a result of the introduction of primary nursing. The volume(More)
An examination of the literature surrounding primary nursing has shown that the term 'primary nursing' is used to mean different things by different authors. This results in a confusing situation where 'primary nursing' is considered by some to mean both a mode of organizing care delivery and a philosophy of nursing. In this paper I argue for a clear(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore the factors that influence community children's nurses' (CCNs') perceptions of their workload. To identify ways that CCNs develop and maintain continuity of care and carer. BACKGROUND The notion of continuity of care/carer has been central to nursing development for the last 30 years. In the literature, community nursing is(More)
1. The aim of this project was to identify and explore the issues facing men who live with erectile dysfunction (ED), in particular men's' relationships with women partners and men's interactions with the wider world. 2. In order to gain an understanding of their everyday lives, a qualitative research design was used. This is an account of the(More)
The research reported in this article formed part of a project evaluating nursing developments in four demonstration wards in one health authority, and the article focuses on evaluation of patient satisfaction. The evaluation of patient satisfaction is a topic surrounded by much methodological debate and therefore it was necessary to clarify the issues(More)
UNLABELLED PURPOSE; The number of children living with life-limiting, life-threatening, and chronic conditions nursed at home/in the community is increasing. There is limited literature on how community children's nurses (CCNs) manage their caseloads. DESIGN AND METHODS A qualitative-action research study used in-depth interviews. RESULTS The study(More)