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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
Respiratory nurses can create pulmonary rehabilitation care programmes to help improve the quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Inflammatory bowel disease can have a negative impact on a patient’s quality of life. Understanding the condition and its aetiology will help nurses provide optimal care
Taking into consideration individuals’ differing beliefs and levels of confidence in their ability to change their behaviour can improve the impact of health promotion messages
Patients with diabetes who use insulin pens manufactured by Owen Mumford are being warned by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to check if they have an affected LOT.
Dementia patients residing in long-term care homes are less likely to suffer from depressive symptoms than those living in the community, according to study findings.
There is “promising evidence” that yoga is a potentially effective therapy improving cardiovascular health, according to researchers.
Night-time shift workers are more likely to have poor health and lifestyles, leading to conditions such as obesity and diabetes than those who work more regular hours during the day, according to new national data.
Toddlers who share a bed with their parents could have an increased risk of asthma in later life, suggests new research.
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When I visited my mother in hospital on Christmas Day I felt very grateful to the staff, who were working as hard as always. My mother’s needs were as acute on that day as on any other.
In this fast-living digital age there have been astonishing developments in the field of biomechanics, prosthetics and transplant surgery, as well as stem cell research, which has already shown tremendous results.
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This article outlines a framework for nurses to further develop their communication skills during interaction with patients. It also shows how to implement this framework in nursing practice.