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MOST DIRECTORS of nursing have tales to tell about their first year in post and many can think of things they would have done differently during this time; some may even blush to think of the silly mistakes they made but should have avoided.
In the first of two articles, Hamish Thomson reviews the research of the past decade related to learner nurses' attitudes towards elderly people. The concept of attitude is considered and related to work done on learner nurses' attitudes in general in this country and the United States.
MY PERSONAL JOURNEY to becoming a nursing director was not a 'traditional' one. Having trained as a nurse and midwife, I obtained posts in midwifery education and, eventually, in midwifery and nursing management.
Acknowledgements Many people provided assistance in a paper such as this, but several deserve special mention. Trina Dangberg, Sheila Oliver, and Judy Hust helped immensely in the production of this report. Jennifer Ruffolo and Petrea Moyle had many useful comments and suggestions. Internet Access This paper is also available through the Internet at the… (More)
Standards of nursing care need to encompass such things as personal hygiene, including washing people's feet on a regular basis, and not just once or twice a week when they are showered.
Malawi adopted a comprehensive national population policy in March 1994. Following the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), that policy was reviewed and found to be consistent with the provisions of the conference program of action. No policy revisions were therefore needed. Despite the lack of trained personnel, weak… (More)