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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
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
NICE launches consultation on potential reward and incentive indicators for GPs’ surgeries and to help clinical commissioners set priorities.
A series of clinical tests, starting with spirometry, should be used to help support a diagnosis of asthma, according to draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended eculizumab (Soliris) for treating a rare life-threatening blood disorder called atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS).
Practice nurses and GPs treating diabetes patients who do not have their condition under control will be encouraged to give them “information prescriptions”, under an initiative launched today.
Staff at a children’s hospital accused of failing a one-year-old girl who died after heart surgery have pledged to learn lessons from her death.
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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.