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BACKGROUND Prevention of violence-related injury has become an important public health issue but national, regional and local data are lacking. The aims of this study were to determine trends, seasonality and rates of violence-related injury according to Accident and Emergency (A&E) recorded data in England and Wales over a 5 year period, 1995-2000. … (More)
It was with great sadness that I heard Ron Barrow had died on July 12 at the age of 79. Ron was one of the founders of modern nursing and an active RCN member.
I regret that the ICN and a magazine which publishes articles so sensitive to unwitting institutionalised racism, should miss the significance of a WHITE heart. I think I prefer Nelson Mandela's rainbow one.
As ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) requirements have expanded and become increasingly more complex, so has the role of the program coordinator. Over the last decade, the knowledge and skills required to capably administer residency and fellowship training programs have increased in both volume and complexity. Today's… (More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the implementation of a novel ED model of care, which combines clinical streaming, team-based assessment and early senior consultation to reduce length of stay. METHODS A pre-post-intervention study was used to compare ED performance following an extensive clinical redesign programme. Clinical teams and… (More)
It is with great sadness that I write of the death of my friend Mamphutlane Makoae, who was killed recently in a car accident. Mamphutlane worked as a nurse practitioner in Tebellong, a remote village in Lesotho and she will be remembered by many RCN members as she attended congress after we raised money to fund the horses that she rode when working in… (More)
There will be many people who write to say how they have admired Christine Hancock's work as general secretary of the RCN.
RCN members might like to be reminded of our Lesotho connections. Wessex members who followed news of Prince Harry's trip to southern Africa, thinking 'Wessex did it first', may like to know that, since I have retired, I have visited Lesotho twice to check up on Tebellong Hospital and the horses that members funded for our colleague community nurses there.
Contributors to the readers panel considering whether nurses should be allowed to perform early surgical abortions touched on the complexity of the issues involved (reflections May 2).