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Nursing Long Term Conditions

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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

The role of the nurse in pulmonary rehabilitation

The role of the nurse in pulmonary rehabilitation Subscription Required

Respiratory nurses can create pulmonary rehabilitation care programmes to help improve the quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Understanding the causes and symptoms of IBD

Understanding the causes and symptoms of IBD Subscription Required

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

Personalising health promotion for more impact

Personalising health promotion for more impact Subscription Required

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

Owen Mumford insulin pens recalled due to dosage fault

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.

Depression in dementia more common in those living at home

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.

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Yoga as ‘effective as exercise’ for cutting cardiovascular risk

There is “promising evidence” that yoga is a potentially effective therapy improving cardiovascular health, according to researchers.  

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Shift workers more likely to have poor health than rest of population

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.

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Higher asthma risk in toddlers who share bed with parents

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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Nurses are a lifeline over the festive period

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.

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'People who acquire disability may grieve their loss forever' Subscription Required

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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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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