The Nursing in Practice July/August issue is now available in print, online and as an App.
Pixie Mckenna, the onscreen doctor for Embarrassing Bodies, is featured in this issue discussing her “certainly not glamorous” career, as well as revealing her pet hate, and strong opinions on the NHS. “I think the NHS is in quite a critical state, people are going to have to start paying for things, ” she says.
Key National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance is once again highlighted focusing on: managing violence and aggression in the community, diagnosing and managing bronchiolitis in children, assessing low urinary tract symptoms in men and recognising and referring patients with suspected cancer.
Nurses can also catch up on all the latest healthcare news, including stories from the Royal College of Nursing congress which took place in Bournemouth, 21-25 June 2015.
We look into what seven day access will mean for primary care and community nurses. Heather Henry co-vice chair of NHS Alliance’s Practice Nurse Network, Fiona Daziel co-lead for the Royal College of GPs General Practice Foundation and Dr Peter Carter chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing comment, with opinion divided on challenges and opportunities presented by the move.
The real meaning of culturally appropriate care is explored in a professional article by Gayatri Nambiar-Greenwood, a senior lecturer in nursing at Manchester Metropolitan University. She says: “The healthcare professional and the patient, both being products of their own culture, bring with them into a professional relationships, pre-conceptions of what is right or wrong”.
This issue’s profile covers travelling dementia nurse Natalie Yates-Bolton. Overcoming lymphoma and breast cancer four times led Yates-Bolton to want to improve the care that people with dementia receive. She used her Florence Nightingale scholarship to travel the United States visiting care-homes in Boston, New York and Cleveland. Now she has been honored at the Florence Nightingale commemoration service on international nurses day.
The 14 clinical, peer review papers covering: mental health; understanding and working with suicide risk, dermatology; skin cleansing and washing dermatological conditions, children’s health; supporting children and young people who self harm and women’s health; a clinical update on endometriosis. Other articles focus on wound care, older people, nutrition, men’s health, respiratory and addiction.
Nursing in practice’s Health Visitor Supplement magazine is released alongside this issue. The supplement kicks off with an introduction and update on health visiting from Justine Rooke, Alison Morton, Theresa Bishop and Andrea Johns who are all health visiting advisors to Public Health England/Department of Health.
The rest of the supplement explores immunisation programmes available for infants and children, managing birthmarks in babies, noticing the early signs of autism in toddlers and teaching children good habits early in terms of dental health.