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Roles and responsibilities of the community palliative care key worker: a scoping review

This review sought to provide an overview of the existing literature on the role and responsibilities of the palliative care key worker. Despite being advocated in policies and guidelines (NICE, 2004;...

Dietitians: roles in the community and contribution to patient care

It can be easy to overlook the ‘pandemic’ of malnutrition in the UK. With the abundance of shops, restaurants and fast-food outlets in the country, and with the media focusing often on obesity-the...

The use of digital devices by district nurses in their assessment of service users

The role of a DN is described as highly complex and needing expert knowledge and skills that have been acquired from the completion of the specialist practitioner DN programme (QNI, 2015)....

The role of the district nurse in managing blocked urinary catheters

When dealing with catheter-related complications, it should first be ascertained if the catheter is indeed required (Thompson and Browne, 2019). Nazarko (2019) argues that 30-50% of people with...

Achieving congruence in ‘being and doing’ community nursing

The author's doctoral work revealed two aspects of the DN role: the clinical expertise and the leadership/management aspects, impacting the ability to be person-centred (Dickson et al, 2018; 2020)....

Catheter valves: are they useful in supporting patients in a trial without catheter?

Typically, urinary catheterisation is used to manage retention, but it is important to note that patients may also require catheterisation for a variety of other reasons (Royal College of Nursing,...

The role of the community nurse in population health management

Two community nurse fellows under the Chief Nursing Officer, England, have been tasked with expanding the role of community nurses in population health management, focusing on two outcomes:.

Evidence-based management of disease-related malnutrition: updated guidance

The Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community panel has updated its guidance for community healthcare professionals.

The impact of COVID-19 on practice learning in nurse education

During the first months of the pandemic, the priority was healthcare delivery. Registered nurses and midwives on full-time programmes, such as the district nurse specialist practice qualification (DN...

The changing context of advanced practice nursing within the UK community care setting

The NHS Long Term Plan (NHS England, 2019) highlights how advanced clinical practice is central to helping transform service delivery and better meet local health needs by providing enhanced capacity,...

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