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Use of decongestants in cold and flu season

As we make our way through cold and flu season, nurses in the community are likely to encounter many patients with varying degrees of illness from these viruses..

Enhancing quality of life against all odds

One of the many dimensions of community nursing is to provide end-of-life care...

How common is dysphagia in older adults living at home and what are the potential risk factors?

The systematic review undertook a comprehensive search of published and unpublished studies using a range of electronic databases (including MEDLINE, EBSCO etc.) and citation searches up to 2014. One...

What are the benefits of using self-management plans for COPD patients in the community: a critical review of the literature

Three qualitative studies were critiqued. Only one, Laue et al (2017), used a phenomenological design to address the views of patients. A second qualitative study by Williams et al (2014) explored...

Managing medication at the end of life: supporting family carers

Healthcare professionals often underestimate the complexities and difficulties experienced in managing medication in the home and the considerable, associated hidden work carried out by family members...

Community nurse lecturers’ experiences of pre-registration nurse education: a phenomenological study

Building upon the author’s personal reflections about teaching community nursing to pre-registration students (Reynolds, 2022), a phenomenological study explored the experiences of other community...

Overview of stoma care in the community

There are specific clinical standards that have been developed and reviewed by a group of experienced specialist stoma care nurses, in conjunction with the Royal College of Nursing (Securicare, 2019)....

Advance planning in district nursing practice

As in all other aspects of clinical treatment and care, the genuine consent of the patient is essential, both now and in the future. The reliable prediction of consent at some future time may be...

Winter preparedness: a national framework for the delegation of insulin administration

As we approach the winter months, health and social care continues to experience significant demand. There is a need to effectively plan how we use the skills and knowledge of our workforce, to manage...

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Hearing the client voice

In the UK, ‘…there is no direct monetary relationship between the patient and the service provider, with all care being free at the point of delivery…As a consequence, satisfaction surveys of UK...

Emotional awareness and emotional intelligence

I would like to start this editorial with a polemic discussion about ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills, which some literature name as technical and non-technical skills, respectively. We know that the ‘hard’...

Community nursing: a sense of belonging

Wanting ‘to belong’ somewhere is a strong human instinct and something I have been reflecting on a lot recently. My thoughts have focussed on how many student nurses in the class of 2022 will find...

The scourge of backache

‘There is a consistent gradient of higher rates of work-related musculoskeletal disorders reported by both men and women aged 45 years and over compared to those aged 16-34 years. Higher rates of...

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Nurses’ role in smoking cessation interventions

For those people who would like to stop smoking, nurses can play a key role, with nurse prescribers helping deliver life-changing treatment.

Cost effectiveness of fall prevention programmes for older adults

This commentary aims to critically appraise the methods used within the review by Winser et al (2020) and expand upon the findings in the context of clinical practice..

Faecal incontinence management in dementia patients

Faecal incontinence involves the involuntary and frequent loss of stool, making it a distressing condition that has a significantly negative effect on the quality of life of the person affected (Ahmad...

Uncertainty in multimorbidity: a shared experience we should recognise, acknowledge and communicate

The prevalence of illness increases as people get older, such that over 50% of those over 65 years have multiple chronic conditions or ‘multimorbidity’ (Barnett et al, 2012). Multimorbidity impacts on...

A district nurse's reflection on pre-registration nursing education: a troubling position

When new to the lecturing role, the author was perturbed by feelings of imposter syndrome at the thought of teaching hospital-based care. Referring back to their initial training, they felt unsure as...

District nursing using neighbourhood care principles in practice: reflecting on our experience

The Buurtzorg organisation uses a two-pronged approach to improve patient and staff experience. The first principle is a patient-centred model of care, described as the onion model with the patient at...

A different way of life: a qualitative study on the experiences of family caregivers of stroke survivors living at home

A qualitative approach was adopted to allow the exploration of participants’ behaviour, feelings and experiences of important issues or phenomena (Holloway and Galvin, 2017)..

Failing hearts deserve attention

‘Most respondents (87%) in a recent survey did not know the symptoms of heart failure before they were diagnosed and 53% had not heard of the condition until they were diagnosed’. .

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The Queen dies: lessons beyond palliative care

Whether expected or not, death often provokes grief in those left behind. Grief is a normal reaction to a painful loss; in this case, it is the family of the Queen who will inevitably experience it...

What is new in intermittent self-catherisation?

Pickard et al (2018) examined antibiotic prophylaxis in intermittent self-catheterisation, noting that people carrying out clean intermittent self-catheterisation (CISC) in order to void their...

Family dynamics and caring for older people

A rapid decision may be needed, for example, if the person's home is no longer suitable due to mobility issues after a hip fracture, and the hospital is pressing for discharge. The family may have...

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