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Legal responsibilities relating to isolation

The image of personal isolation is more often than not, a negative image. Being alone is somehow thought of as a minus, contrasted with being in a group, which is a plus. To follow this assumption...

Why are some people susceptible to Super-Helper Syndrome and what can be done about it?

It is not surprising that during the authors' research on the psychology of those who just cannot stop helping, they found themselves talking to nurses. When the authors asked the question: ‘Why did...

Sex and intimacy in palliative care

The practice of palliative care prides itself in facilitating complex and uncomfortable conversations around death and dying. One such conversation is sex and intimacy, which healthcare professionals...

Antimicrobial resistance post-COVID-19 pandemic

‘…the Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators (2022) estimated that 4.95 million deaths were associated with bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019, with 1.27 million deaths attributable to...

Supporting patients to prevent urinary tract infection and self-catheterise

A study carried out by Okamoto et al (2017) found that there is uncertainty among intermittent self-catherisation (ISC) users regarding the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI) and at...

Attending to the spiritual needs of dying patients

The importance of spiritual care has never been important at the end of life. While this writing is targeted at health care professionals and those in the community in particular, the success of such...

Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for dementia: what primary care nurses need to know

While there is yet to be a cure for dementia, we know more about its causes and some of the life course factors that may increase a person's risk of developing the condition later in life. The risks...

The gut microbiome: the origin of disease?

Clapp et al (2017) studied the gut-brain axis The researchers noted the strong bidirectional communication, which takes place between the central nervous system and the gut microbiota (Figure 1). The...

A holistic approach to assessing an individual with urinary incontinence

As life expectancy has increased, so too has the need for full-time care places in residential settings (Huber, 2009). It has been extensively reported that the population will continuously age,...

Compassion fatigue in the community nursing workforce: a scoping review

Compassion fatigue as a phenomenon has been researched in specialist areas such as oncology, intensive care, palliative care and dementia care nursing (Aycock and Boyle, 2009; Melvin, 2012;...

Legal issues related to heat

Community nurses are likely to find among their clientele, patients ranging from very young to very old, with vulnerabilities associated with those respective stages in life, as well as those with an...

Repositioning for pressure injury prevention in adults: a commentary on a Cochrane review

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

Effectiveness of moisturiser for the prevention of skin tears in older adults residing in long-term care facilities: a clinical review

This review investigated whether moisturising with a lotion was beneficial for skin tear prevention in older adults residing in LTC facilities. The results may guide LTC facilities to adopt an...

Skin tone and wound care: bridging the knowledge and care provision gap

A systematic review of diversity in dermatologic randomised control trials showed that, while racial and ethnic data reporting is becoming increasingly transparent, inclusive representation remains...

Timescaled monitoring to manage venous leg ulcers and chronic oedema

Unlike acute wounds, chronic wounds do not follow a straightforward trajectory along predicted timescales but remain in the inflammatory phase. This results in harmful inflammation, excess exudate and...

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