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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...

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..

Patients and healthcare professionals join forces to drive up standards in wound care

Non wound care specialists need more training in wound care.

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.’

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...

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