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In my view - We must listen to the needs of the dying

The RCN is to be congratulated for publishing guidelines on how nurses should respond if someone asks for assistance to die. In so doing, the college faces up to the reality that some dying patients request help to die and that health professional

Rosemary Cook - Queen's Nurses have reached a milestone

Next year will mark five years since the QNI re-introduced the Queen's Nurse (QN) title, formerly given only to nurses who trained as district nurses at the Institute. Now the title is for any community nurse who can demonstrate their commitment t

Rosemary Cook - A party political perspective on health

I slipped into a parallel universe last week when I attended one of the major political party conferences. It is a strange environment for anyone used to health conferences. For a start, the security systems you have to negotiate just to enter the

Rheumatoid arthritis

Overall key pointsThe cause of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is unknown, although it is recognised as an autoimmune disease.The progress of RA is generally downhill, with increasing disability, morbidity and mortality.Referral for specialist opinion should ideally be within three months of onset of symptoms.A combination of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) is the first line of treatment.

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