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Family carers' administration of injectable medications at the end of life: a service evaluation of a novel intervention

The service evaluation utilised quality improvement methods to understand the implementation and outcomes of the procedure, identify opportunities for strengthening and monitoring patient safety...

Night-time compression: a valuable addition to the lymphoedema management toolkit

The recommended treatment of lymphoedema is based on a decongestive lymphoedema therapy (DLT), which is composed of two phases: an intensive phase, combining manual lymphatic drainage, multilayer...

Venous eczema: more than just a rash

Venous eczema is a rash that affects the skin of the lower legs (Gawkrodger, 2006). It is not caused by any infection (non-infective) and does not cause the affected area to swell (non-inflammatory);...

How pancreatic cancer impacts carers in the UK: why do we know so little?

The term ‘carer’ can be used to describe any individual who provides unpaid care to another person in day-to-day life (NHS England, 2022). Carers' support can be practical, emotional, financial, and...

Mental health in the community: part one

Mind (2023) states that one in four people will experience some sort of mental health problem every year in England, with one in six people experiencing common mental health concerns such as anxiety...

Intermittent self-catheterisation: the community nurse's role in identifying and overcoming the barriers

ISC is recognised as the gold standard for the treatment of neurological bladders, promoting improved independence, quality of life and wellbeing (Holroyd, 2018) and reducing the risk of infection and...

Cataracts: the essentials for patient care

‘…when an eye condition affects the visual system and one or more of its vision functions.’

Developing an understanding of the risk factors for falls among adults with intellectual disabilities: a commentary

Pope et al (2021) conducted a narrative review to identify risk factors for falls among people with ID, building on previous findings of a similar review (Willgoss et al, 2010). A structured approach...

Oral healthcare in the community

NICE (2023) discusses the importance of mouth care plans for patients, appropriate training for staff in meeting oral health requirements, and thorough assessments for all patients in order to reduce...

Mesothelioma palliative care needs: supporting patients and families with new research-based resources

Mesothelioma clinical guidelines recommend the timely provision of palliative and supportive care (British Thoracic Society Standards of Care Committee, 2007; Scherpereel et al, 2010). Both generalist...

Effectiveness of home-based end-of-life care

This commentary aims to critically appraise the methods used within the review by Shepperd et al (2021) and to expand upon its findings in the context of clinical practice..

Peristomal caput medusae: a patient’s journey

David (name of the patient changed for the purpose of this case study; permission granted by patient to use him for this case study), a 63-year-old man, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in...

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