NHS managers need support to use tools to ensure safe nurse staffing levels
The study identified seven key explanations for why tools may work in given situations. The findings may help NHS leaders to ensure that tools and technologies for workforce planning are used efficiently. Workforce planning technologies can help NHS managers plan for safe nurse staffing levels, but only with proper support and tools that are designed with good understanding of local needs. Tools also need to give easy access to standardised information such as staff availability and costs. NHS Trusts need to be open to information sharing and system integration.
Authors: Prasad KM PMID: 30770189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: LGB adults in middle and older age have higher suicidal ideation and plans than heterosexual peers. PMID: 30770188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Kennedy GJ PMID: 30770187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Moyo P PMID: 30770186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Commentary on "Accelerated DNA Methylation Aging in U.S. Military Veterans: Results From the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study". Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 16;: Authors: Mischoulon D PMID: 30770185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Segal DL, Granier KL PMID: 30765291 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Starkstein S, Hayhow B PMID: 30765290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: In agreement with the patient, medical care should focus on a pain-free situation during the last phase of life and not on exhausting possible treatments to prolong life unnecessarily. Appropriate care at the end of life can be broader, and all 34 subthemes can be important in early healthcare planning. Significant differences between general practitioners and nurses deserve attention because patients and family members expect that healthcare providers will work together as a team. PMID: 30765289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Our findings demonstrate feasibility and preliminary efficacy for this brief video-delivered relaxation intervention and suggest that older adults can benefit from technology-delivered interventions with minimal provider contact. Although activity engagement did not improve, lessons learned suggest that targeted coaching around activity goals may help target this outcome. PMID: 30765288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Microbiological ResearchAuthor(s): Kavleen Kaur, Aarjoo Sharma, Neena Capalash, Prince SharmaAbstractThe acquisition of metal ions such as iron, copper and manganese is essential for the survival of microorganisms as these are constituents of metalloproteins including enzymes, storage proteins, structural elements, transcription factors and antimicrobial factors in various biological processes. However, excess of these metal ions is associated with significant toxicity due to spontaneous redox cycling of ions and obstruction of normal metabolic pathways. To overcom...