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Assuring good deaths at home

‘It is to be hoped that “building back better” following the pandemic will include strategies to reduce social isolation, especially among the vulnerable and those at the end of their lives.’ .

Six habits to introduce for eczema management: a guide for community nurses

The outer layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, is composed of dead skin cells (anucleated corneocytes) surrounded by a lipid matrix (Lin et al, 2017). Hot water can interfere with these lipids and...

Improving sepsis recognition through use of the Sepsis Trust's community screening tool

The Sepsis Trust is a UK-based charity, created in 2012 in an effort to raise awareness of sepsis and the high levels of mortality associated with sepsis. The charity has an overriding long-term aim...

Nurse-led home modification interventions for community-dwelling older adults with dementia and their impact on falls prevention

In order to reach older adults with dementia living in the community, a doctor in the neurology outpatient clinic of a local public hospital was interviewed. Older adults with dementia were identified...

The importance of community nurses in supporting Parkinson's patients on complex therapies

Although specialist healthcare practitioners are required to conduct assessments for these therapies, early recognition that a patient with Parkinson's might benefit from a non-oral therapy is an...

Achieving equity of access to palliative care

While this column is written for UK community nurses, issues of inequity are a global problem (Reimer-Kirkham et al, 2016; Hunt et al, 2019); therefore, we should look for a global solution, working...

Housing and older people: addressing the need

‘The post-pandemic challenge is to repair and rebuild the disrupted relationships and social lives of older people as a way of providing meaning and fulfilment and establishing healthy,...

Evidence-based management of disease-related malnutrition: updated guidance

The Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community panel has updated its guidance for community healthcare professionals.

Integrated care is needed, now more than ever: a professional's perspective

Locally, it was agreed for existing pathways within the integrated discharge team to be enhanced to support safe discharge of patients, enhance communication and build key relationships with...

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