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Nursing Long Term Conditions

News and practice about long term conditions

Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management

Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management Subscription Required

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.

Managing and treating chronic kidney disease

Managing and treating chronic kidney disease Subscription Required

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.

Patients can be shown how to improve their health during routine appointments

Building brief intervention into your everyday work Subscription Required

All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.

How the social model of disability evolved

How the social model of disability evolved Subscription Required

The social model of disability challenges the view of disability as an individual problem, and awareness of it can advance nursing practice

The case for collaboration in primary care for depression

The case for collaboration in primary care for depression

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

Cardiff University

Researchers hail ‘incredibly exciting’ findings on cause of asthma

Cardiff University scientists claim to have identified for the first time the potential root cause of asthma and an existing drug that offers a new treatment.

Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow

Scotland’s ‘national hospital’ appoints new director of nursing  

The Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow, which takes referrals from across Scotland in certain specialties, has announced the appointment of a new director of nursing.

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Mindfulness therapy ‘offers alternative’ to pills for depression

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy could provide an alternative non-drug treatment for people who do not wish to continue long-term antidepressant treatment, suggests new UK research.

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Taking statins linked to ‘higher diabetes risk than previously thought’

Taking statins linked to ‘higher diabetes risk than previously thought’

Taking statins increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 46% in men, according to a Finish study.

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Cognitive problems common in patients after cardiac arrest

Cognitive problems common in those who have survived cardiac arrest

Half of all patients who survive a cardiac arrest experience problems with cognitive functions such as memory and attention, according to Swedish researchers.

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'Knowledge of how to care for people with dementia is not reaching many staff'

A few weeks ago I went to see Still Alice and cried. Despite close contact with people with dementia it was a shock to see a middle-aged woman with the condition, her rapid decline and the impact her illness had on those around her. As a woman in my fifties I was also frightened by what the future might hold.

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Candy McCabe

'Quality care is more important than speedy care'

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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Clinical Development: A framework for effective communication skills

Clinical Development: A framework for effective communication skills Subscription Required

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.

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

News that back pain could be “cured” by antibiotics has prompted wide media coverage, with The Independent reporting that “Half a million sufferers of back pain ‘could be cured with antibiotics’.”

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