Briefing

first_imgA round-up of news from the professional journalsAcupuncture safety Two large studies have concluded that acupuncture performed by competentpractitioners is relatively safe. Minor incidents such as bleeding, needle painand fainting were the main adverse effects recorded and all these weretransitory. Nursing Times 31 August 2001 Bullying in the NHS Poor management and a bullying culture could undermine initiatives to tacklethe NHS nursing recruitment and retention crisis, researchers have warned.Intensive telephone interviews carried out with 15 nurses and 15 GPs who haveleft the NHS revealed nurses were embittered by a constant struggle to achievetheir professional goals and provide quality care. Nursing Times 29 August 2001 Identifying ex-smokers Paying practice nurses and GPs to identify smokers who have quit has noeffect on their behaviour and will not improve cessation rates, research shows.Offering £15 to identify patients who had quit in the past three months didnothing to overcome nurses’ and GPs’ reluctance to raise the issue of smokingif they thought it would cause confrontation. Nursing Times 24 August 2001 Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. BriefingOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img