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Ageing in place: ageing at home and in the community

Ageing in place means living safely and independently at home and in the community as you age (World Health Organization (WHO), 2015). Understanding this concept implies the need to adapt the physical...

Community nursing as a career

‘Since the COVID-19 pandemic it is clear that more UK nurses are feeling...

Machine learning for treatment optimisation: part two

Taliaz et al (2021) explored the use of machine learning to optimise treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD), which is multifactorial, and poses a challenge to the tailoring of optimal...

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2023: death, dying and grief in the workplace

Many people still find it difficult to discuss death and dying; such concepts can evoke different thoughts, feelings and meaning to each individual. To help with our anxieties, this month's Dying...

Intermittent self-catheterisation: the community nurse's role in identifying and overcoming the barriers

ISC is recognised as the gold standard for the treatment of neurological bladders, promoting improved independence, quality of life and wellbeing (Holroyd, 2018) and reducing the risk of infection and...

Cataracts: the essentials for patient care

‘…when an eye condition affects the visual system and one or more of its vision functions.’

Developing an understanding of the risk factors for falls among adults with intellectual disabilities: a commentary

Pope et al (2021) conducted a narrative review to identify risk factors for falls among people with ID, building on previous findings of a similar review (Willgoss et al, 2010). A structured approach...

Oral healthcare in the community

NICE (2023) discusses the importance of mouth care plans for patients, appropriate training for staff in meeting oral health requirements, and thorough assessments for all patients in order to reduce...

Mesothelioma palliative care needs: supporting patients and families with new research-based resources

Mesothelioma clinical guidelines recommend the timely provision of palliative and supportive care (British Thoracic Society Standards of Care Committee, 2007; Scherpereel et al, 2010). Both generalist...

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Effectiveness of home-based end-of-life care

This commentary aims to critically appraise the methods used within the review by Shepperd et al (2021) and to expand upon its findings in the context of clinical practice..

Stress and older people

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 in order to increase public awareness of the stress epidemic. Community nurses will recognise that many older people they care for...

Is a healthy diet enough?

‘Diet, among lifestyle factors, plays a key role in the maintenance of a good health status as people age.’

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Machine learning for precision treatment: part one

In a study published in Heart, Sotomi et al (2023) examined the use of machine learning to identify cohorts of a population that may benefit from specific medications. The team had previously...

Early experiences of telehealth monitoring for patients with COPD and implementation of person-centred care plans

‘A common, preventable, and treatable disease, characterised by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation,…Due to airway and/or alveolar abnormalities caused by significant exposure to...

Peristomal caput medusae: a patient’s journey

David (name of the patient changed for the purpose of this case study; permission granted by patient to use him for this case study), a 63-year-old man, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in...

Infection prevention and control: a guide for community nurses

Standard infection control precautions (SICPs) are the basic IPC measures necessary to reduce the risk of spreading pathogens. Much guidance on the practice of SICPs focuses on the clinical setting;...

Stoma product selection: an update

A colostomy is formed from the colon and the output is flatus with formed faeces. The colostomy output needs to be collected in a closed appliance as it is thick in consistency and cannot be drained....

An update on enteral feeding in the community

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes are suitable for adults and children. They are a long-term, artificial enteral feeding tube that require endoscopic placement, allowing direct access to...

Advance planning for co-caring couples

Molly and Sven (names changed to protect identity) were referred to the MDT by a housing officer who was concerned about a deterioration in Molly’s cognitive state. The referral led to a visit by...

Skin care protocol: suggesting a routine

When discussing the importance of skin care for patients with lymphoedema, it is essential to remind ourselves what the skin does and how it relates to the lymphatics. Many diagrams of the skin do not...

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Lipoedema: a neglected area of women's health

There are currently no specific diagnostic investigations or tools for identifying lipoedema, and clinical diagnosis relies on taking a previous medical history along with a family history, physical...

British Lymphology Society: it's all go!

The conference was held in two parts, enabling delegates to build their own programme, based on their individual learning needs and interests..

Lymphoedema Support Network: keeping it real

‘Thanks so much for these videos. So nice you have shared this information. I've bought my LSN ball and am giving it a go.’ .

The management of acute cellulitis in individuals with lymphoedema: a case study

A 36-year-old female (permission granted by patient to use them for this case study) with long-standing right leg lymphoedema (possibly secondary to joint injections performed in hospital, when she...

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