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Compassionate care in the community: reflections of a student nurse

I have chosen to reflect upon this specific incident because it highlights challenging elements of both the art and science of nursing (Jasmine, 2009), which will be discussed, including the...

Caseload management framework for public health nurses in the Republic of Ireland

In Ireland, the role of the public health nurse (PHN) is outlined in Circular 41/2000 as follows: ‘The public health nurse will focus “on a district or area meeting the curative and preventative...

Psychological issues surrounding faecal incontinence: experiences of patients and nurses

FI is a distressing symptom at any life stage (Butcher, 2019). It is associated with anxiety, altered body image, reduced confidence and low self-esteem (Collins and Norton, 2013; Ness, 2018). Social...

Systematic and integrative reviews: synthesising evidence for community nursing practice

Despite the well-documented need for, and benefits of, EBP, the literature reveals various barriers and challenges to its successful implementation. These include lack of time, high workload, poor...

Compassionate communities and collective memory: a conceptual framework to address the epidemic of loneliness

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on communities taking responsibility for their own health and using a public-health model for this purpose. This approach, known as ‘compassionate...

Paperlite: piloting a new way of working in community nursing

The Greater Manchester area is undergoing a period of transformation, ever since Manchester's health and social care funding was devolved in 2016, allowing services to be shaped to the needs of the...

Population health management and its relevance to community nurses

PHM is important for community nurses because it informs how integrated care systems will be designed and implemented (NHS England, 2019a). It is fundamental to how healthcare will be delivered in...

Practising asepsis during dressing changes in community settings

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance covering healthcare-associated infection prevention and control in primary and community care was published in 2012. This guidance...

Use of information and communication technology in nursing services

The Queen's Nursing Institute’ (QNI)'s (2018) publication ‘Nursing in the digital age’ presented a picture of the ways in which information and communication technology is being used in the provision...

Development and delivery of a clinical leadership programme for integrated community teams

A skills analysis was undertaken across all the NTs in the county, and gaps in skills and knowledge were identified. This resulted in a discussion on the training needs within NTs between the service...

Implementing an adapted Buurtzorg model in an inner city NHS trust

The Dutch Buurtzorg organisation is a social enterprise that uses a patient-centred model of care combined with self-managing teams of visiting nurses. The central principles in the patient-centred...

Integrated care systems and nurse leadership

The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that the UK spent 9.8% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare in 2018 (OECD, 2019b). This equates to US$ 4070 per...

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