Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the UK (Brooker, 2005); and this paper aims to discuss the treatment and care of a 68 year old gentleman who has been admitted for colostomy forming surgery. Consideration will be given to both the pre-operative and post-operative care that Mr Jones will […]

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This has been a very stressful year for me. My parents separated last summer, I had to move out, and my sister is moving out. The family despite my feelings about the situation also disowned my Uncle. Even through all of those events there were a lot of lessons learned, but those life lessons could […]

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Approximately 60,000 hysterectomy operations are performed each year (NHS Direct, 2002). Despite being a common surgical procedure the rate of post-operative complications had been reported to be 40 -50% (Schofield et al, 1991). Hysterectomy affects many aspects of a woman’s health and involves a complex interaction of biological, psychological and social factors. Holistic health and […]

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The purpose of this report was to analyse the management systems on a Urology ward. The report explored four key areas, very briefly due to the word constraint. The four key areas were managing the service, managing people, managing resources and managing information. The ward staff were fully committed to the team nursing approach to […]

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As student nurses, throughout this nursing course, we have continuously been reminded of the numerous issues in healthcare; some ongoing and some more current. Members of the multidisciplinary team are encouraged and expected to work together and overcome these issues so they can provide patients with the care they need. Therefore, the need for Inter-professional […]

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Nursing is an evidence based profession and conducting research is vital as it gives up-to-date information which is fundamental for nursing (Polit and Beck, 2010), as research is crucial in supplying evidence on the strengths and limitations of clinical interventions. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008) state that as a professional practitioner you must deliver […]

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