Cosmetic procedures around the world...

 

The popularity of cosmetic plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures is on the rise worldwide. What are the most popular procedures in different countries, how do perceptions of beauty differ across cultures, how open are different people to the concepts of cosmetic surgery, Botox and laser treatments - and who is the aesthetic nurse?

 

Aeshetics Abroad monthly in Journal of Aesthetic Nursing (JAN)

Long-term conditions in the community...
 

The World Health Organization has called long-term conditions the biggest challenge facing healthcare systems worldwide. For people living with conditions like diabetes, depression, cancer or heart disease, there is no cure. So what can nurses working in the community do to improve their quality of life, help them manage their conditions with confidence, and live their lives well?

 

Long-term conditions monthly in British Journal of Community Nursing (BJCN)

 

Regular columns by   Aysha Mendes

Psychology in nursing practice...
 

From drawing on emotional reserves to provide unlimited support and care to patients and their families who are often going through the toughest times of their lives, to sharing in their joys, tears and fears, making meaningful connections while keeping professional boundaries, and dealing with the grief of losing patients they've cared for - all while trying not to burnout, or have it all leak into their own personal lives - psychology is inherent to nursing.

 

Psychology in Nursing monthly in British Journal of Nursing (BJN)

 

End-of-life care in renal disease...
 

Specialist nurses in every area will encounter patients who are dying. Yet, they won't always have the knowledge, access to up-to-date guidance on best practice, and training in advanced and sensitive communication or advance care planning that palliative care nurses will have. They may not know how existing end-of-life guidance applies to their particular specialty and how it applies to their day-to-day practice - this column is for those nurses caring for patients with progressive or end-stage renal disease.

 

Palliative care bimonthly in Journal of Renal Nursing (JRN)

 

Tests for the heart...
 

This column is a monthly how-to article for cardiac nurses, focusing on the basics of different types of equipment and diagnostic tests used in the arena of cardiac health. I started and ran it for several months before taking on the role of Editor on this journal and commissioning another writer to take it over from me.

 

Focus On monthly in British Journal of Cardiac Nursing

 

The changing face of dementia care...
 

There are 35.6 million people currently living with dementia. The focus has long been on trying to make them remember - what would happen if we shifted our focus, and theirs, to living in the present moment? How might their quality of life be enhanced? And how can care-home staff apply this new approach to facilitating the relationships, lifestyles and day-to-day experiences of people living with a dementia diagnosis in nursing and residential care?

 

Dementia monthly in Nursing and Residential Care (NRC)

Shining a light into drugs and pharma...
 

What is the deal with all those drugs? Which ones are approved? Which ones have been recalled? Which ones are recommended for what conditions based on the evidence? What are the side effects, how severe are they, and what are the benefits? What do nurse prescribers need to know about them to empower their patients with knowledge and prescribe in their best interests? What is going on in the pharmaceutical industry?

 

News Analysis monthly in Nurse Prescribing