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Dementia and communication

Dementia, what ever the subtype, is caused by underlying disease processes and damage to the nerve cells in the brain. This damage impairs our executive function - the processes in our brains which...

Barriers to infection prevention and control in patients’ homes

There has been a plethora of research around reason why staff do not or cannot carry out IPC procedures correctly.

Health behavioural changes in older people post pandemic

The pandemic not only had direct health impacts but also affected health behaviours through its multiple lockdowns and restrictions. Routines were lost and with that, so were some of the healthier...

Do Quality and Safe Care Champions in community nursing teams positively impact on patients?

In reviewing the benefits to the organisation, the authors applied the East London NHS Foundation Trust framework (Shah and Course, 2018) because it gave scope to consider the impact of champions...

The law that came in from the cold

Nurses in the community have a responsibility not only to treat but also to anticipate and, if possible, to avoid. This is more easily said than done for the simple reason that those to whom they owe...

Prioritising wellbeing in the community nursing workforce

In order to deliver high-quality care for patients, it is essential that community services prioritise the wellbeing of community nurses. This editorial discusses the importance of attending to the...

The influenza and COVID-19 season approaches…

‘…the BA.2.86 variant is now more globally dispersed than other variants such as Eris and Fornax, which are of a similar age. This suggests that it is seeding through mass travel as well as an...

Malnutrition and nutrition in the community

The importance of good nutrition for our overall health and in the prevention (and even the reversal) of disease tends to be somewhat overlooked in modern-day society.

Achieving a dignified death in palliative nursing

The concept of a dignified death can also be viewed in relative terms. This could mean taking into account the context in which the death occurs. We cannot afford to use the same factors to achieve a...

Can medication increase the risk of falls? The importance of medication review

‘Rational use of medicines requires that patients receive medications appropriate to their clinical needs, in doses that meet their own individual requirements, for an adequate period of time, and at...

Exploring the delivery of end-of-life care by community nurses

Community nursing services across the UK have faced unprecedented pressures both before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, including the provision of palliative and EOLC (Mitchell et al, 2021)....

Intermittent self-catheterisation: the gold standard for individuals with bladder dysfunction

The indications to undertake ISC are numerous (Box 1); however, not all individuals will be suitable or capable of undertaking the procedure. Children aged as young as 4–5 years can be taught the...

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