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Spare a thought for the lonely: the role of palliative care

While it is clear from the literature that policies and interventions focus on patients and older people who are alone, there is a paucity of strategies to ‘tackle’ loneliness. The obvious...

Record keeping and the community nurse

Record keeping is an integral part of community nursing practice and there is an obligation placed upon the community nurse to record good, clear and accurate information about their patients (Royal...

Loneliness in older adults

“The district nurse's role is highly complex and requires skills in negotiating, coaching, teaching and supporting people and their carers, whilst effectively collaborating with other agencies and...

The power of a cup of tea: psychosocial interventions in dementia

In her book, Mitchell (2022) talks about her relationship with, and the importance of, a cup of tea while living with dementia:.

Blepharitis in patients' eyelids: a discussion for nursing care

Blepharitis affects the anatomy and physiology of the eyelids and its associated structures, such as the eye lashes, eyelids, glands and tear film..

Manual lymphatic drainage: the evidence behind the efficacy

Most studies on the efficacy of MLD have shown mixed results; although some report improvement in the metric in question, it is often not statistically significant, and results vary between studies....

Pre-registration nursing students' perceptions of a district nursing career: a qualitative descriptive study

The objectives of the study were to understand the perceived challenges and barriers that pre-registration BSc (Hons) nursing students faced to moving into a career in district nursing. The research...

Valuing and sustaining older peoples' day care services

‘…community building-based services that provide care and/or health-related services and/or activities specifically for older people who are disabled and/or in need’. .

Partnership working and innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic raised the profile of complex care delivered at home by district nursing teams which kept people out of hospital (Green et al, 2020). District nursing remains core to healthcare...

Eat, drink and be merry…

‘According to the 2021 Health Survey for England (House of Commons, 2023) 63.8% of adults aged 18 years and over were estimated to be overweight or obese (up from the previous year at 63.3%) with...

Community nurses can empower people living with lymphoedema

While there has been a half-hearted shift in recent years towards more patient education, self-care and patient empowerment, we still operate within a system that teaches patients to give themselves...

Reflecting on the ‘Palliative care’ column

This is my 200th palliative care column for the Mark Allen Group of journals, with the bulk of them written for the British Journal of Community Nursing. In this article, I want to reflect on the...

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