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The experiences, needs and expectations of patients regarding participation at home: an explorative study in Belgium

‘Individual patient participation revolves around a patient's rights and opportunities to influence and engage in the decision-making about his care through a dialogue attuned to his preferences,...

Patient decisions in a domiciliary setting

There are numerous reasons why a patient may want, or require, a practitioner's help in making a decision while receiving treatment and care at home. The most obvious need is for information and...

Evaluation of the quality of palliative home care for cancer patients in Cyprus: a cross-sectional study

The results provide data related to the objectives set during the design of this study. More specifically, data was collected evaluating the quality of home PC among cancer patients in Cyprus. Data...

The challenge of infection control in patients' homes

Effective hand hygiene remains one of the cornerstones of good infection control. Since its conception in 1979, the, originally six-, now seven-stage, handwashing technique (World Health Organization...

Implications of a US study on infection prevention and control in community settings in the UK

The full methods for each component of the programme of work have been described elsewhere (Russell et al, 2018; Dowding et al, 2020; McDonald et al, 2020). Mixed methods, comprising of a survey of...

Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in the home setting

NPPV has multiple functions to support breathing (Table 1). The ventilator provides positive pressure at two different levels that work in time with breathing: the inspiratory positive air pressure...

Administering intravenous therapy in patients' homes

Nurses should always observe hand hygiene before performing any aseptic technique (NICE, 2014), and home IV therapy must always be an aseptic technique. Hands should be washed with soap and warm water...

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British Journal of Community Nursing provides clinical education dedicated to nursing in the home. Our goal is to help you develop your skills, improve your practice and manage cases more effectively.

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