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Good leadership

The Messenger (2022) report referred to the NHS's ‘institutional inadequacy in...

Dexamethasone as an adjunct to pain management following knee surgery

In a recently published study, Gasbjerg et al (2022) explored dexamethasone as an analgesic adjuvant in multimodal pain management following total knee arthroplasty; the authors examined the effects...

Uncertainty, COVID-19, dignity and palliative care

It is clear that a number of factors are at play when achieving dignity in dying and death, and these can differ with people. However, there are common factors associated with dignity, such as:...

Nurses' role in diabetes management and prevention in community care

The crucial role of the diabetes specialist nurses (DSNs) in the provision of good patient care and promoting self-care management cannot be underestimated. They are often the first point of contact...

Anticipatory grief and bereavement: the perspective of an individual with autism

A broadly autoethnographic approach was adopted in conceptualising and writing this article. The language used is intentionally ‘informal’, as a letter composed in a more academic style and language...

Roles and responsibilities of the community palliative care key worker: a scoping review

This review sought to provide an overview of the existing literature on the role and responsibilities of the palliative care key worker. Despite being advocated in policies and guidelines (NICE, 2004;...

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Exploring the experiences of a community palliative care team as services were adapted to meet the demand of the COVID-19 pandemic

The challenge of meeting palliative care demands resulting from the pandemic reflected known workforce shortages, and the need for an improvement in collaborative working in community services (The...

Grief in older people

‘Complicated grief is more common in older adults, partly because they experience multiple losses which may accumulate over time, but also because they have fewer support and coping resources while...

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Equality, diversity and inclusive leadership in palliative care

‘For a report like this to have the impact intended, it needs to speak to the community it affects.’ .

Sublingual apomorphine therapy as an alternative to complex continuous infusion pumps in advanced Parkinson's disease treatment: a district nurse-led intervention

The usual route for apomorphine delivery has been subcutaneous, and it is licensed for treatment via administration of injection or infusion in the UK (Table 2). The indication for subcutaneous...

Dietitians: roles in the community and contribution to patient care

It can be easy to overlook the ‘pandemic’ of malnutrition in the UK. With the abundance of shops, restaurants and fast-food outlets in the country, and with the media focusing often on obesity-the...

The use of digital devices by district nurses in their assessment of service users

The role of a DN is described as highly complex and needing expert knowledge and skills that have been acquired from the completion of the specialist practitioner DN programme (QNI, 2015)....

The role of the district nurse in managing blocked urinary catheters

When dealing with catheter-related complications, it should first be ascertained if the catheter is indeed required (Thompson and Browne, 2019). Nazarko (2019) argues that 30-50% of people with...

Lymphoedema in the community

The first-line of treatment involves using compression of some kind. This may be compression hosiery (which the patient must be appropriately measured for), to complex massage (a drainage technique...

Growing old in the UK

‘Community nurses should encourage older people to access healthcare when needed and support the re-establishment of normal behaviours to mitigate the risks of social isolation and loneliness so...

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Being the asset in palliative care

Community nurses (CN) in charge of providing palliative and end of life care are central to the quality of care provided, and by extension, the dignity in death afforded to these people. When viewed...

Supporting resilience in older people: implications for nursing practice

Resilience has been defined as a noun and a process. When defined as a process, it has been referred to as dynamic, changing over the course of one's lifetime and in response to the specific context...

Achieving congruence in ‘being and doing’ community nursing

The author's doctoral work revealed two aspects of the DN role: the clinical expertise and the leadership/management aspects, impacting the ability to be person-centred (Dickson et al, 2018; 2020)....

Developing a clinical care pathway to reduce and treat enteric feeding tube site skin excoriation: a quality-improvement pilot study

In our organisation, the average yearly enteric tube insertions, patient assessments, and amount of specialist nursing hours for enteral site skin excoriation have been increasing. The estimated...

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