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Dressings and dignity in community nursing

Community nursing is not appreciated outside the professional group (Drew, 2011); therefore, this study adopted an ethnographic methodology, because it offered potential for community nursing culture...

Referral criteria: perceptions and experiences of district nursing students in Northern Ireland

Participant demographics are summarised in Table 1. Data analysis yielded four emergent themes: referral criteria: insight and inconsistency, task versus patient-centred care, role transparency and...

Supporting student nurses to develop healthy conversation skills

Ethics approval for the study was granted by the university ethics committee. Adult nursing students who had received MECC training in the health promotion module were invited to participate in the...

Improving the sexual health of young people experiencing homelessness

This study demonstrates how community professionals can play a pivotal role in the sexual healthcare of YP experiencing homelessness. This can be achieved by understanding the factors preventing this...

A new tool to measure acuity in the community: a case study

A referral was made by a patient's GP after virtual review. The patient is a 79-year-old woman, whose case is presented below..

Digital transformation in community nursing

In order to achieve the required pace of digital change, NHS England created Global Digital Exemplars in 2019 (NHS England, 2019), which were mental health, ambulance and acute NHS trusts that were...

Buried bumper syndrome: prevention and management in the community

BBS is when the internal bumper migrates along the stoma tract outside of the stomach (Cyrany et al, 2016). BBS is thought to be caused by excessive compression of the tissue between the internal...

Barriers affecting patient adherence to intermittent self-catheterisation

The use of self-catheterisation has grown since the 1970s with the development of the technique of clean intermittent catheterisation. Initially, self-catheterisation was used with paraplegic patients...

Identity and the learning experience of non-traditional students undertaking the specialist practitioner qualification

The aim of this research is to examine to what extent an individual's identity influences the learning experience of non-traditional students undertaking the SPQDN..

Management of work stress and burnout among community nurses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic

Burnout is a response to excessive stress at work, resulting in emotional exhaustion, de-personalisation and reduced personal accomplishment (see the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI); Maslach and...

Use of the National Early Warning Score in community nursing: a scoping review

The findings of this review, where succinctly comparable, are presented in Table 1, and then discussed more fully in narrative organised around the themes that emerged from using the constant...

How district nurses can support team wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been rapid expansion of the community nursing caseload. Many of the specialist services have reduced or withdrawn face-to-face care to enable the vulnerable to...

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