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The basics of blood and associated disorders

White blood cells (leukocytes) are key in fighting infection and ingesting dead cells, tissue debris, mutated cancerous cells and foreign bodies that enter the blood stream, such as allergens via...

Advanced nursing practice: a review of scopes of practice in cancer care

There are five paediatric ANPs working with children and young people (CYP) and...

Understanding the impact of money on people's health and wellbeing

The invisibility of financial insecurity and poverty means that for best outcomes, nurses and midwives should not wait for the person to ask for help. Instead, they should talk to people in their care...

HIV: no one is safe until we are all safe

Over the past 2 years the pandemic has dominated the world's attention, leading to a focus on health and how pandemics can impact on the lives and livelihoods of individuals. We have once again seen,...

A long-overdue resource to tackle racism

The resource highlights four key areas that make up the nursing and midwifery anti-racism resource framework, with actions for consideration as an individual, and as a leader. The resource also...

Is vitamin D supplementation of potential benefit for community-living people with Alzheimer's disease?

Increased age may result in significant changes, such as the accumulation of harmful substances and the lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the body (Fusco et al, 2007; Rahal et al, 2014)....

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Nutrition in palliative care: issues, perceptions and opportunities to improve care for patients

Many patients experience profound symptoms during and after cancer treatment, which may result from the local effects of the cancer itself, the metabolic response to the cancer, including cachexia,...

The nutritional needs of people living with a stoma

A urostomy is formed with a piece of small bowel so, in the initial postoperative period, there can be disruption to bowel function. This is not usually a long-term issue but fluid intake can be. It...

A career supporting children and their families

‘I then focused on our 24-hour telephone service that gives our patients direct access to a nurse … I introduced a set of paediatric-specific guidelines that would ensure any advice given would be...

On being poor

Being poor exposes people to a number of unbearable conditions that prevent individuals, families and communities achieving fulfilment and being the best they can be.

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The impact of hospital design on patients and staff

Good hospital design should not be an afterthought, a lovely and surprising bonus, or something only for new spaces that, over time through poor future planning and lack of finances, degrade to meet...

The neurogenic bladder: developing a consensus bladder and bowel management pathway for people with MS

MS is a chronic inflammatory condition, affecting the central nervous system, which leads to the formation of lesions in the white and grey matter, as well as diffuse damage and neurodegeneration of...

A brief guide to immunisation and the immunocompromised child or young person

During immunosuppression, the normal function of the immune system is inhibited. Treatments, such as chemotherapy, disrupt the normal function of the cell cycle, which consequently causes...

Supporting nursing, midwifery and allied health professional teams through restorative clinical supervision

Restorative clinical supervision is an evidence-based model underpinned by the Solihull Approach (https://solihullapproachparenting.com), motivational interviewing and leadership theories. It contains...

Civility and kindness: not just niceties, but fundamental pillars of quality care

Wednesday 20 October saw the publication of a new independent investigation by Dr Bill Kirkup: Reading the Signals: Maternity and Neonatal Services in East Kent.

Use of ankle–brachial pressure index to assess patient suitability for lower limb compression

The aim of this review is to critically review and analyse findings from contemporary literature to evaluate the effectiveness of the ABPI as a screening tool to assess patients' suitability for the...

World Toilet Day: making the invisible visible

World Toilet Day is marked every year on 19 November, with this year's theme being ‘let's make the invisible visible’. Declared an official annual United Nations (UN) event in 2013, it aims to...

Focusing on what went right

Placing patient safety in the hands of nurses at the bedside involves an element of trust: care is not simply about addressing a patient's physical needs, but also about providing psychological...

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The psychological, psychosocial and emotional wellbeing of children and young people with leukaemia

The search aimed to identify literature that discussed the psychosocial, psychological and emotional wellbeing of CYP following the diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia. The literature search was...

Assessment of motor limb strength by neuroscience nurses: variations in practice and associated challenges

Neurological assessment is the cornerstone of practice in neuroscience nursing, being the core method of evaluating the function of the nervous system for people with neurological disorders (Agrawal,...

Successful implementation of round-the-clock care in a virtual ward during the COVID-19 pandemic

The vision of the VW was to provide safe and effective monitoring and a follow-up service for all patients, while facilitating early discharge, admission avoidance and physical bed occupancy reduction...

Ghanaian Erasmus+ students' experiences of a semester abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic

Numerous benefits of studying abroad are reported in the literature, including the development of students' personally and professionally (Kelleher et al, 2016; Brown et al, 2018). This is relevant...

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