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Anecdotal evidence suggests that nurses believe they should not say sorry when an adverse event or act of negligence has occurred in case they are sued or reported to the Nursing and Midwifery… (More)
The measurement of arterial blood gases provides insight into the clinical condition of patients with acute illness. This article discusses the theory and terminology used, introduces the analysis of… (More)
This study was a replication of an earlier Cochran & Ganong study that investigated the perception of nurses and patients regarding the stressors faced by patients in the intensive care unit… (More)
The term parental responsibility is used frequently in the health and social care of children but it is not always fully understood. This article discusses the legal significance of the term,… (More)
The first thing you need to do is seek approval from the relevant person at the practice. This could be your line manager, the practice manager or one of the partners. Once permission is in place,… (More)
The purpose of this article is to legally define the terms responsibility, accountability and liability. The connection between these terms for registered children's nurses, students and healthcare… (More)
The changes in non-medical prescribing that were announced recently have led some commentators to question whether there are any limits to the tasks and roles healthcare professionals can undertake… (More)
During my nursing career, I did what you do - blue or black for day shifts and red ink for night shifts. This allowed us to quickly find an entry as the night shifts stood out from the day entries.
Thirteen-year-old leukaemia patient Hannah Jones was given the 'right to die' last year. That, at least, is what happened according to some newspaper reports.