Alison F Wood
Programme Leader, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
As highlighted in the previous article (McPhillips and Wood, 2022) consent is critical when pursuing any sexual health examination and/or investigation. It may be given either orally, in writing or...
History taking and examination should always be undertaken with the patient's comfort in mind. While all consultation episodes should be undertaken in a sensitive and professional manner, this is...
Chronic kidney disease and renal replacement therapy: an overview for the advanced clinical practitioner
The following broad definition of CKD from the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes group (KDIGO) has been widely adopted:.
Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning when advanced practitioners assess and treat skin conditions
The possible list of differential diagnoses within the integumentary system is vast (Lynch, 1994). Although it is unlikely that those working outside the dermatology specialty will have a depth of...
As with any consultation, when obtaining a history, questions should be presented in an open and sensitive manner. This is particularly pertinent for a skin complaint as patients may not know the...
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