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Health Sciences news roundup on 10th December 2014

Published: 10 December 2014

A summary of the latest news and intelligence from around the Faculty.

As part of the respiratory cluster Professor of Respiratory Rehabilitation, Anne Bruton, along with Professor Mike Thomas, have an invited review: ‘Breathing exercises for asthma’ published in Breathe. Breathe is a quarterly clinical educational publication from the European Respiratory Society and widely read by respiratory clinicians.


A second article published as part of this cluster has been published in Respiratory Care. ‘The Relationship Between Crackle Characteristics and Airway Morphology in COPD’ was written by former PhD student Surussawadi (Boom) Bennett (nee Mackawan), Professor Anne Bruton and others. It is the first study to have looked at the relationship between lung sounds and lung anatomy using advanced imaging and signal processing techniques.


The full programme for the ‘Challenging questions and ethical obligations conference’ is now available online. Twitter profile @EthicsSoton will be used in the lead up and throughout the conference. Please follow it for updates and use the hashtag #everydayethics. The event is open to all.


Following a piece in a previous roundup that Professor Alan Glasper jointly edited a new book titled ‘Children and Young People’s Nursing at a glance’, we can now report that the book is being translated for the Indonesian market. The book also contains contributions from Health Sciences’ Maggie Duckett, Angela Ledsham and Sarah Reed.


Finally… in the latest issue of the British Journal of Nursing Professor Alan Glasper discusses whether the nursing profession can contribute to a campaign led by the Secretary of State for Health to improve the safety and quality of care delivered to patients and to reduce costs in the NHS.


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