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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exacerbation and self-management: a literature review

COPD prevalence is also associated with socioeconomic deprivation and high-occupational industrial areas, and environmental and metabolic risk factors have the highest impact on disease prevention...

Link between housing and health and how it affects older people

The Hyde Housing Association Ltd (2021) stated that anyone can apply for housing, but eligibility criteria would need to be met for the range of housing available. Eligibility would be based on need,...

The struggle for assisted dying in the UK: lessons from Western Australia

First, we have to accept that the UK is still struggling with this legislative dilemma that would allow patients the choice to request assistance to die when they experience unbearable progressive...

We are not out of the woods yet

‘It will require the NHS and its staff, in addition to persuasive information campaigns, to promote yet another mass vaccination effort during the autumn, so that as many of the potentially vulnerable...

Catheters at home: managing urinary catheters in the home environment

In their literature review, Waskiewicz et la (2019) found that there were four factors that affected patients' ability to manage their own catheter. These were education, knowledge, empowerment and...

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...

An overview of stoma-related complications and their management

Stoma is a Greek word for mouth or opening, and, for the purposes of this article, only output stomas will be considered, that is, the colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy (Burch and Black, 2017). A...

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...

Long COVID and mental health

Taquet et al (2021a) published the results of their study in the Lancet, which explored the neurological and psychological effect of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They looked specifically into 6-month...

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