Nursing Long Term Conditions
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Nurses are increasingly likely to care for patients with type 2 diabetes. This learning unit will increase understanding of its causes, prevention, treatment and management.
Chronic kidney disease is irreversible, but management and treatment options are available to help patients self-manage the condition and maintain their quality of life.
All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.
The social model of disability challenges the view of disability as an individual problem, and awareness of it can advance nursing practice
A study has demonstrated that collaborative care for people with depression, provided by a multiprofessional team in GP practices, offers improved outcomes in comparison with usual treatment
The spouses of patients receiving hospice report fewer depression symptoms than those of patients receiving end of life care in other settings, according to a US study.
Measuring heart rate could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of researchers.
Regular use of cholesterol lowering drugs is associated with a significantly lower risk of stroke in healthy older adults, according to a French study.
Screening for type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to a team of UK and US researchers.
Diabetes UK has re-launched its Primary Care Network in order to deliver more knowledge and advice to practice nurses.
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We talk to Professor Candy McCabe, Florence Nightingale Foundation chair in clinical nursing practice research, who qualified over 30 years ago.
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