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Before I Die: death positivity and the community nursing contribution

The founders and core working group of Before I Die: Worcestershire are a variety of professionals: a GP, a nurse, an arts leader and an end-of-life doula. Their goal was to enable positive communal...

Faecal incontinence and dementia

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2007) clearly set out guidance for all health professionals who are managing a patient with faecal incontinence. The guidance states that...

Intravenous diuretic administration in the home environment

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a condition associated with ageing (Waterhouse, 2014). Heart failure affects approximately, 1-2% of the adult population, raising to 70% of the adult population over 70...

The factors influencing community nurses' usage of electronic health records: findings from focus groups

A qualitative research design using focus groups for data collection was used to enable participants to explore their lived experience (Creswell, 2009; Braun and Clarke, 2013)..

Focus on the patient: applying the essentials of palliative care

With so many demands and challenges encountered, it is probably easy to forget why we provide palliative and end-of-life care. A timely reminder was offered to always start by focusing on the patient....

Coming to terms with loss

‘Widowers and widows desired support to achieve inclusion and togetherness while being reluctant to ask for help, which suggests that both community nurses and families can help identify those who...

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...

Fall prevention programmes for older adults in the community: impact on rate of falls

Sherrington et al's (2020) systematic review involved a vigorous search of nine databases from the date of inception to 7 November 2019. This included searches for ongoing and recently completed...

Nursing interventions for people with type 1 diabetes and frequent hypoglycaemia

During the year of 2020, the world faced the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) cited the worldwide death rate from the pandemic to be 4.1 million (WHO, 2021)..

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...

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