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American student nurse Saténik discusses her Capstone project on the general public’s awareness about the role of nurse practitioners
When patients with respiratory problems experience acute exacerbations, this can lead to unplanned admissions to hospita
'How to respond to patients who have dementia'Subscription
How should you respond to a patient with dementia asking for her long-dead mother?
6Cs get souped up with 10 new commitmentsSubscription
We are all familiar with the 6Cs, which aim to support staff to deliver excellent care and which put people at the heart of everything they do.
“Oh well, at least you can get another one.” Someone said that to me the day after my beloved dog had died and, decades later, I find it hard to forgive the insensitivity
Improve your understanding of dementiaSubscription
Dementia is becoming more common as a result of our ageing population but we can forget it is not an inevitable part of the ageing process
Service aids prisoners with sleep apnoeaSubscription
Prison sentences deprive offenders of their liberty, but they can also deprive them of healthcare, due to the difficulty and expense of taking them out of prison for appointments
'Incontinence can profoundly hit confidence'Subscription
We all have a perception of the person with incontinence: the new mother with stress incontinence; the middle-aged man recovering from a prostatectomy; or the older person with dementia. But do we ever think of young people?
About half of deaths in patients with a tracheostomy occur as a result of displacement or dislodgement of the tube.
'How patients can improve healthcare'Subscription
There’s a lot of talk about involving patients in designing aspects of healthcare – from research studies to service improvements.