A fair shareSubscription
The size of district nurses’ workload usually depends on the age profile of the patient population served by the GP practice that employs them. I was involved in a project that aimed to produce a tool that would facilitate a more even and fair distribution of district nurses.
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 38 Alison Hill, MSc, RGN, DipHV, is service development manager, Macmillan Cancer Relief
Prescribing for community nursesSubscription
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The rheumatology community nurseSubscription
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Patients with cancer are estimated to spend at least 75 per cent of their last year of life in the community (Seale and Cartwright, 1994). Studies have shown that this group of patients prefers to remain at home for as long as possible (Hinton, 1994; Townsend et al, 1990; Dunlop et al, 1989), with most preferring to die at home.
There are no easy ways to manage gross oedema and the resulting fluid leakage. It is vital to treat the underlying cause and reduce the risk of complication
The first article in this series on understanding research (Lee, 2006a) examined the basic terminology used by researchers and identified that qualitative research produced non-numerical (qualitative) data. This type of research aims to report a situation as it actually is in a natural rather than a laboratory setting.
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Community nurse posts in the NHS are decreasingSubscription
VOL: 102, ISSUE: 31, PAGE NO: 2Jobs watch 1 August 2006
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.