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Living beyond death and dying: managing the challenges of loss and grief among community nurses

There are several strategies and coping methods available for families and close friends during and after death. For example, one modern approach is the Dual Process Model for coping in bereavement,...

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...

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...

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...

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.’ .

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