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Prevention of Teenage Pregnancy Policy in the UK

| March 7, 2015

This essay will discuss the current policies in place to prevent teenage pregnancy in the United Kingdom. Firstly, it will introduce the key concept of teenage pregnancy and discuss it against the context of the problems it creates. The current teenage pregnancy policy will then be presented and critiqued. Finally, a number of recommendations and […]

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Assessment and Care Planning

| March 5, 2015

Introduction This essay deals with the holistic assessment of a patient who was admitted onto the medical ward where I undertook my placement. Firstly, the relevant life history of the patient will be briefly explained. Secondly, the Roper, Logan and Tierney model of nursing that was used to assess the care needs of the patient […]

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Encounters With Public Health

| March 3, 2015

ABSTRACT Primary Care Trust (PCT) is one of the organizations functioning under NHS. The main objectives of PCT is to find the various reasons behind the health issues existing in Greenwich and to plan and conduct programs to improve the health condition of the people of the Greenwich. One of the major reasons of the […]

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QbD approach of rapid disintegrating tablets incorporating Indomethacin solid dispersion

QbD approach of rapid disintegrating tablets incorporating Indomethacin solid dispersion

| January 3, 2015

Introduction This research article by Sammour et.al (2011) discusses the production of rapidly disintegrating tablets of Indomethacin, one of the highly water insoluble compounds. It is a major challenge for manufacturers of rapidly disintegrating tablets since as much as much as 40% of the new combinatorial drug compounds are known to have poor water solubility. […]

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Rapid disintegrating tablets (RDT)

Rapid disintegrating tablets (RDT)

| January 3, 2015

Introduction Rapid disintegrating tablets; (RDT) are sort of tablets that disintegrate or disperse in saliva in less than three minutes to provide rapid action, usually without need for water. The European Pharmacopeia describes (RDTs) as ‘’uncoated tablets intended to be placed in the mouth where they disperse rapidly before being swallowed« and as tablets which […]

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Reducing Prescribing Errors

Reducing Prescribing Errors

| January 3, 2015

Literature Review AIM: The aim of this literature review is to determine from previous studies the effectiveness of feedback to doctors in reducing the rate of future prescribing errors and to determine if there are any studies that have been carried out to improve method of feedback.

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Summative Assignment: Discursive Essay Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) and Mobility

| January 3, 2015

Introduction This essay will explore a ‘needs orientated’ approach to the care of CVA patients and examines the importance of using models and frameworks within nursing practice. National and global statistics of CVA will be discussed. Using a case scenario, the needs of the patient will be explored and nursing interventions discussed with respect to […]

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A qualitative study of clinical reasoning in physiotherapy: Perceptions of postgraduate student physiotherapists in the UK

A qualitative study of clinical reasoning in physiotherapy: Perceptions of postgraduate student physiotherapists in the UK

| August 2, 2014

Chapter One: Introduction Clinical reasoning can be defined as the thinking and decision-making process applied by the clinical practitioners in making critical decisions. Higgs and Jones (2000, p.3) defines clinical reasoning as a process whereby “the therapist, interacting with the patient and others, including the family members or others providing care, helps patients structure meaning, […]

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The relationship between CVD risk factors and diet in Cuban Americans

| June 13, 2014

The main aim of this project was to assess the relationship of CVD risk factors and diet in Cuban Americans. More specifically, this project was aimed to see the association of omega 3 fatty acid with CVD biomarkers, homocysteine and CRP in Cuban Americans with and without type 2 diabetes.

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What impact does isolation in old age have upon mental and physical health, and what are the best interventions to alleviate its impacts?

| May 1, 2014

Abstract This paper discusses the phenomenon of isolation in old age, as well as the mental and physical impact(s) of this isolation. In this paper, the author also addresses best-­‐practice interventions to alleviate the impact(s) of isolation among older people.

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“Health is ultimately the responsibility of the individual”: to what extent is this viewpoint correct?

“Health is ultimately the responsibility of the individual”: to what extent is this viewpoint correct?

| November 13, 2012

The essay discusses whether health is ultimately the responsibility of the individual. The essay looks at the problems that health care systems face, in terms of needing to ration scarce resources, and then moves on to look at arguments for an individual vs. societal responsibilities for health. Aristotle’s principle of justice is then applied to […]

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What, in your opinion, are the causes of the obesity ‘epidemic’ in the UK?

What, in your opinion, are the causes of the obesity ‘epidemic’ in the UK?

| November 13, 2012

The NHS defines obesity as a condition in which a patient’s BMI (Body Mass Index) is calculated to be over 30. In the last three decades obesity in the UK has reached epidemic proportions, rising from under 8% of the population in 1980, to 25% in 2012. The cause of the condition is understood to […]

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What, in your opinion, are the causes of the obesity ‘epidemic’ in the UK?

What, in your opinion, are the causes of the obesity ‘epidemic’ in the UK?

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The NHS defines obesity as a condition in which a patient’s BMI (Body Mass Index) is calculated to be over 30. In the last three decades obesity in the UK has reached epidemic proportions, rising from under 8% of the population in 1980, to 25% in 2012. The cause of the condition is understood to […]

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Does Therapeutic Touch Reduce Pain?

Does Therapeutic Touch Reduce Pain?

| October 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abstract Many dismiss Complementary and Alternative Medicines such as Therapeutic Touch due to a lack of physiological data accrued from trials (NCCAM, 2000). Therapeutic Touch is considered by those in the field to provide multidimensional effects, not only physiologically, but in thought, feeling, and also spiritually (Leskowitz, 2011). Conventional Controlled Clinical Trials and Randomised Controlled […]

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Does Therapeutic Touch reduce pain?

Does Therapeutic Touch reduce pain?

| October 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abstract Pain has a significant negative impact on those who experience it and is not always eased by analgesia. Complementary therapies such as Therapeutic Touch may provide an alternative solution for pain relief. While there have not been many studies into Therapeutic Touch, there is some evidence that it may reduce pain. Recent review articles […]

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What, in your opinion, are the causes of the obesity ‘epidemic’ in the UK?

What, in your opinion, are the causes of the obesity ‘epidemic’ in the UK?

| October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abstract The aim of this essay was to explore the causes of the obesity epidemic in the UK. The prevalence of obesity among children and adults has reached epidemic proportions over the past two decades and is a major public health concern in the UK. The causes of the obesity epidemic are complex and include […]

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Do depression, anxiety and other mental illness, carry less stigma than 20 years ago?

Do depression, anxiety and other mental illness, carry less stigma than 20 years ago?

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Stigma associated with mental health is highly damaging to sufferers, causing distress to the individual and their families and often leading to severe marginalisation and exclusion from mainstream society.  The past two decades have witnessed the introduction of campaigns, support groups, and projects; has observed changes in policy, law, and the media coverage surrounding mental […]

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Discuss the Relative Values of Drug Treatments and ‘Talking Therapies’ in the NHS, with reference to current health policies

Discuss the Relative Values of Drug Treatments and ‘Talking Therapies’ in the NHS, with reference to current health policies

| July 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The aim of this essay is to discuss the relative values of drug treatments and ‘talking therapies’ as available modes of treatment for depression within the NHS. Both treatments are of value and are implemented respectively under the guidelines laid out by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. Psychological interventions such as CBT […]

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Explore the many ethical dimensions of contemporary healthcare in terms of abortion

Explore the many ethical dimensions of contemporary healthcare in terms of abortion

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The aim of this essay was to explore the many ethical dimensions of contemporary healthcare in terms of abortion. Abortion rates in the UK have been reported, as has abortion globally as an increased method of population control. The reasons for abortion, are varied, including abortion as a contraceptive, attitudes to human life, and disability […]

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What Role Does the Family Play in Development, Maintenance and Treatment of Adolescent with an Eating Disorder

What Role Does the Family Play in Development, Maintenance and Treatment of Adolescent with an Eating Disorder

| April 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

The purpose of this essay is to clarify the role family plays in the developments, maintenance and treatment of eating disorders, focusing on anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. It argues that family systems can be restructured, so that supportive families can be utilised as a part of the treatment process in order to facilitate patient […]

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