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Do patients with long-term conditions receive enough emotional support?

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Winkley K
(2013) Depression and diabetes: what should nurses do? Nursing Times; 109: 45, 20-22.

“Depression is recognised as a major health problem for people with diabetes and is associated with morbidity, mortality and a poor quality of life. This article outlines how depression is diagnosed, its consequences and how to screen for and treat it. It also gives some practical tips that nurses can use to support patients with diabetes who have depression.”


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  • Do patients with long-term conditions receive enough emotional support?
  • Are diabetes specialist nurses well placed to screen for depression?

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