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District and Community Nursing

News and practice for district and community nurses


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Dying at home leads to ‘more peace and less grief’


Cancer patients who die at home experience more peace but not more pain that those who die in hospital, according to UK researchers.

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Guidance for nurses working with homeless people


The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched new guidance for community nurses to help them assess the health of homeless people.

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Porter said health was determined by many factors, including cultural and social

Can sociology help to improve nursing practice? Subscription Required

With increasing emphasis on preventative healthcare and public health, would nurses benefit from understanding the sociological influences on health and wellbeing?

Using hospital at home to reduce admissions

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Two clinical commissioning groups aimed to improve the patient experience and reduce hospital admissions by devising a “hospital at home” community care service

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word


Analysis of complaints sent to the health service ombudsman has found that not receiving an adequate apology is the most common complaint, accounting for a third of cases last year.

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High protein diet not as bad for you as smoking

High protein diet not as bad for you as smoking

“People who eat diets rich in animal protein carry similar cancer risk to those who smoke 20 cigarettes each day,” reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Mental Health Policy for Nurses

Mental Health Policy for Nurses


‘Anyone working in nursing, from the student, the novice nurse, to the experienced nurse should read this book. Policy makes us better nurses and helps guide our practice.’

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