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Labour of caring in palliative care

First, recognise that palliative caring can be a double-edged sword, where one is:.

Falls assessment and prevention in the nursing home and community

As we get older, we often accept that falls are unavoidable; however, this is not the case. Most people over 65 years do not fall each year. Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing; it is always...

Adverse cutaneous drug reactions: manifestations, diagnosis and management

ACDR, also known as toxidermia, are skin manifestations resulting from drug administration. ACDR are the most common adverse drug reactions reported in the literature, with the overall incidence in...

Scabies: an update for community nurses

Scabies is one of the most common dermatological conditions and affects more than 200 million people at any given time. While scabies occurs worldwide, it is most common in hot, tropical countries and...

Skincare for chronic oedema and lymphoedema patients

‘a chronic, progressive swelling of tissue with protein-rich fluid, which is consequential to the developmental (primary lymphoedema) or acquired (secondary lymphoedema) disruption of the lymphatic...

A qualitative exploration of the thoughts, feelings, experiences and expectations of student district nurses

There is a gap in the current literature, which explores the experience of students undertaking the SPQDN. The aim of this study was to explore the feelings, thoughts, experiences and expectations of...

The potential fire risk of emollients when dried on viscose bandages

The objective of this study was to determine the flammability and fire behaviour of viscose bandages when they have been impregnated with emollient products. In the flammability tests, the bandages...

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 at home. While this aspiration follows from the NHS strategy of empowering people to be cared for and to die in their...

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The systematic review undertook a comprehensive search of published and unpublished studies using a range of electronic databases (including MEDLINE, EBSCO etc.)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

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