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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
Exposure to sunshine may protect against weight gain and diabetes, new research suggests.
A pill that could help prevent blood clots in people who have suffered heart attacks has been been recommended for use on the NHS by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found.
A nurse has received a national award for her work in developing two innovative helplines for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Terminally ill people and their families are being left “scared, alone and desperate for help” because most areas in England do not provide round-the-clock care for those dying at home, a charity has claimed.
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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.