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Dementia and communication

Dementia, what ever the subtype, is caused by underlying disease processes and damage to the nerve cells in the brain. This damage impairs our executive function - the processes in our brains which...

Uncertainty in multimorbidity: a shared experience we should recognise, acknowledge and communicate

The prevalence of illness increases as people get older, such that over 50% of those over 65 years have multiple chronic conditions or ‘multimorbidity’ (Barnett et al, 2012). Multimorbidity impacts on...

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...

Improving the sexual health of young people experiencing homelessness

This study demonstrates how community professionals can play a pivotal role in the sexual healthcare of YP experiencing homelessness. This can be achieved by understanding the factors preventing this...

Buried bumper syndrome: prevention and management in the community

BBS is when the internal bumper migrates along the stoma tract outside of the stomach (Cyrany et al, 2016). BBS is thought to be caused by excessive compression of the tissue between the internal...

Community specialist practitioner's role in enhancing interprofessional collaboration

Communication involves the use of all our senses; not only the spoken word, but eye contact, body language and intonation play a major part in how messages are sent, received and interpreted (Grover,...

Challenges and complexities of discharge planning from a district nursing perspective

The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) (2013) reported that previous acute care only delivered in the hospital is now being offered by DNs. In concordance with this, NHS England (2015) acknowledged the...

Shared electronic care coordination systems following referral to hospice

This study was a mixed-method service evaluation including case note reviews of new referrals to a hospice CSPCT and semi-structured interviews with CNSs..

An overview of enteral feeding in the community

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes are used for enteral feeding. These are long-term, artificial enteral feeding tubes suitable for adults and children that require endoscopic placement,...

Effective communication between nurses and patients: an evolutionary concept analysis

This concept analysis aims to clarify the concept of effective communication and address the gap in knowledge using Rodgers's (1989) theoretical framework. The evolutionary method of concept analysis...

Safety huddle in a community nursing setting

A specialist community practitioner district nurse (SCPDN) is tasked with effectively managing complex caseloads and ensuring that patients are receiving the correct care. SCPDNs carry out a holistic...

Managing Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation conversations in the community

Four main themes emerged from the interviews: (1) learning through experiences, (2) feeling responsible to get it right, (3) initiating the conversation and (4) barriers to DNACPR discussions..

Palliative care for community patients diagnosed with dementia: a systematic review

This qualitative systematic review explores the evidence surrounding the views of health professionals working in the community who provide palliative care to patients diagnosed with dementia..

Establishing a structured plan to provide high-quality end-of-life care in community settings

The initial blueprint for the care plan was constructed in collaboration with the professional development lead and IT analyst from the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foudation Trust (Table 1). The...

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