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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
Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable
Non-specialist nurses need to know how to care for patients with myeloma. It is often only detected when patients present with symptoms indicative of other conditions
One in four people in residential homes has diabetes. However, a national audit has found the condition is not being identified, monitored and treated adequately
The first national investigation into asthma deaths reveals deficiencies in risk assessment, prescribing and clinical care. Implications for practice are outlined
The large differences in the proportion and treatment of people with diabetes and high blood pressure in England are unveiled in a new interactive online map.
A new once-daily, maintenance bronchodilator treatment to relieve symptoms in adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been launched.
Patients are not being properly warned about the risks of screening for chronic diseases such as cancer, according to MPs.
One in eight women in the UK are unaware that they could suffer a stroke even though they are three times more deadly than breast cancer, a poll has found.
Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
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What will it take for people to realise that making money out of other people's misery is utterly unacceptable?
It’s Hallowe’en again, and as sure as ghouls emerge from graveyards, we have another crop of “hilarious” costumes making a joke out of mental illness.
Our newest free unit outlines how nurses in all healthcare settings can reduce liver disease by identifying patients with risk factors for the three major types of liver disease – alcohol, hepatitis B and C, and obesity leading to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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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.