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Compassion fatigue in community nursing: what is it, who is susceptible, and what can be done?

‘Losing your ability to show care and compassion because you're just so overwhelmed with the amount of support you've been giving to people – patients, relatives, colleagues.’ .

Record keeping and the community nurse

Record keeping is an integral part of community nursing practice and there is an obligation placed upon the community nurse to record good, clear and accurate information about their patients (Royal...

Blepharitis in patients' eyelids: a discussion for nursing care

Blepharitis affects the anatomy and physiology of the eyelids and its associated structures, such as the eye lashes, eyelids, glands and tear film..

Valuing and sustaining older peoples' day care services

‘…community building-based services that provide care and/or health-related services and/or activities specifically for older people who are disabled and/or in need’. .

Barriers to infection prevention and control in patients’ homes

There has been a plethora of research around reason why staff do not or cannot carry out IPC procedures correctly.

Health behavioural changes in older people post pandemic

The pandemic not only had direct health impacts but also affected health behaviours through its multiple lockdowns and restrictions. Routines were lost and with that, so were some of the healthier...

Do Quality and Safe Care Champions in community nursing teams positively impact on patients?

In reviewing the benefits to the organisation, the authors applied the East London NHS Foundation Trust framework (Shah and Course, 2018) because it gave scope to consider the impact of champions...

The law that came in from the cold

Nurses in the community have a responsibility not only to treat but also to anticipate and, if possible, to avoid. This is more easily said than done for the simple reason that those to whom they owe...

Exploring the delivery of end-of-life care by community nurses

Community nursing services across the UK have faced unprecedented pressures both before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, including the provision of palliative and EOLC (Mitchell et al, 2021)....

Cognitive frailty in older adults with diabetes: prevalence and risk factors

This commentary aims to critically appraise the methods used within the review (Lyu et al, 2023) and expand upon the findings in the context of clinical practice and further research..

Effectiveness of mobility training for frail older adults living in the community

The systematic review by Treacy et al (2022) undertook a comprehensive search of published and unpublished studies up to June 2021 using a range of electronic databases: CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase,...

Skin changes associated with ageing

Skin ageing is a continuous process that affects skin function and appearance and as people age, their chances of developing skin-related disorders increase. There are two types of skin ageing:...

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...

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,...

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