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APR 26/2013

Is chemosensitivity-assay directed therapy effective?

Oncologists might find themselves caught up in the debate of assay-directed therapy and whether or not chemosensitivity testing is effective for patients. It sounds logical to try determine if a treatment is useful for inhibiting tumour growth before...

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APR 26/2013

Managing patients with BPD

Patients make the nursing role an exciting and engaging career path. There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of knowing you have helped someone cope with a debilitating or distressing condition. However, during your time as a nurse, you will com...

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APR 25/2013

Diagnostics and the role of intuition

Diagnosticians are tasked with accurately reading a patient's symptoms so the source of their ailment can be treated as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment is often paramount for a full-recovery from life-threatening and uncommon dise...

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APR 24/2013

Telling a patient they are terminally ill

Should a doctor tell a patient they are terminally ill? That is the latest debate being thrashed out in this week's British Medical Journal (BMJ). Emily Collis and colleagues at the Central London Community Healthcare NHS trust believe that decis...

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APR 24/2013

A guide to being a good care worker

There is no prerequisite of what makes an outstanding care worker, but there are a number of characteristics the best in the field will display. The first on the list is possessing compassion - that is, the ability to show genuine understanding of yo...

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