Sciatica part 3.

In my last blog on the 19th February 13 I described how my diagnosed sciatica led to an MRI and consequently the identification of a substantial prolapsed disc at L5-S1.At the time I was awaiting a surgical appointment with a view to possible lumbar discectomy but I was aware of the controversy surrounding the efficacy […]

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EBN Twitter Club #ebnjc – Session 7

The morbidity and mortality associated with cardiac surgery is commonly a consequence of pulmonary complications.  Improving lung function may reduce postoperative pulmonary complications.  While the benefit of postoperative physical therapy interventions is fairly well documented, there is a paucity of evidence in relation to the impact of preoperative physical therapy on postoperative pulmonary complications and […]

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RCN 2013 International Nursing Research Conference Belfast

Some reflections from Suzanne Watts, this year’s Marjorie Simpson New Researcher Award winner I suspect that the 2013 RCN International Research Conference will be remembered by the delegates for two things. The first being the breadth and scope of the outstanding presentations and the second the weather.  For some of the delegates the blizzard conditions […]

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Patient-centred care: harmonising patients and professionals perspectives

Last week I was debating with a group of second year pre-registration child field of practice nursing students what concepts such as ‘family-centred care’ and ‘patient-centeredness’ meant to them and how these concepts informed their practice. Overwhelming the students felt these concepts were implicit when working with children, young people and families and a central […]

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