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Nursing applications in decline

A disconcerting trend within the UK's healthcare sector has recently emerged, marked by a noticeable decrease in applications to study nursing for the academic year 2023-2024. This data, recently...

Person-centred critical care for a person with learning disability and COVID-19: case study of positive risk taking

From the initial identification of COVID-19 as a disease caused by a novel, highly contagious virus (SARS-CoV-2) presenting a global public health emergency, people with learning disabilities...

Understanding advance care planning for children and young people: a survey of health professionals

The research question was: ‘What are the views of health professionals of the advance care planning process with children and young people?’ The objectives were to identify:.

The ‘inbetweeners’: living on a watch and wait approach for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia – a qualitative study

The findings reveal participants' initial shock, worry about an uncertain future, unmet need for information and feelings of being an imposter..

Choosing a nursing path to follow

‘In Scotland there are some fantastic advances and commitments to nursing…to help attract, retain and develop the nurses we have and help them flourish’.

Career planning for the RNA: a blueprint for success

The RNA role was first introduced in 2017. Six years on, it is important to recognise that the role has developed, with the first learners joining the NMC register in 2019 and with new career...

Patient safety in the NHS: now is the time for optimism

‘It would be quite wrong to conclude that the NHS as an organisation is incapable of learning and improving, but the evidence suggests that learning generally takes a long time and that...

Lessons from the pandemic: new approaches to learning clinical skills

University of East London faculty who were designing synchronous and asynchronous theoretical practice learning modules had to consider these modalities and how to combine them with face-to-face...

A global approach to workforce issues

‘Midwife and nurse graduates match or surpass health system demand and have the requisite knowledge, competencies and attitudes to meet national health priorities.’ .

Rethinking recovery: rehabilitation and intra-abdominal pressure management to reduce the risk of parastomal hernia

Ostomates may be distressed by the visual appearance of the hernia, compounding the body image issues associated with having a stoma. The bulging also creates an uneven abdominal surface, making it...

Parastomal hernia: an overview

For this overview, the authors wanted to analyse the incidence of PH, aetiology, prevention and conservative treatment. A further aim was to evaluate the impact of PH on QoL. In both cases, the aim...

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