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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

Moderate coffee consumption ‘lessens risk of clogged arteries’

People who drink a moderate amount of coffee daily – defined as three to five cups a day – are less likely to develop clogged arteries that could lead to heart attacks, suggests South Korean research.

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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist nurses lead world with support for young diabetics

Two pioneering children’s diabetes specialist nurses in Rochdale were the first in the world to use an innovative new insulin pump to help young people manage their condition.

Bigger breakfast and smaller dinner may help diabetes control

Eating a combination of a high energy breakfast and a low energy dinner helps control blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a small study by Israeli researchers.

Diabetes and depression predict dementia in those with ‘slowing minds’

People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, according to UK researchers.

NICE gives green light to two treatments for diabetic eye condition

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has preliminary support for two new options for the treatment of diabetic macular oedema.

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An innovative way to overcome the tricky issue of visiting hours

The topic of when and for how long relatives and friends can visit on hospital wards has long been a much discussed topic.

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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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