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Diversity in nursing: a life study

Within the various wards, there are often cliques, which are groups of staff members who stick together regardless of the circumstances.

Effect of clinical engagement on value, standardisation, decision-making and savings in NHS product procurement

A multi-method qualitative case study design was used, including a survey (51 participants) and eight semi-structured interviews, which were conducted between September 2022 and February 2023. The...

Identification and responses by nurses to sexual exploitation of young people

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (2017), sexual exploitation is.

Taking a reading on NHS patient safety: views from the ombudsman

In his Broken Trust report from June 2023, the PHSO reviewed the most serious NHS complaints received by his office where avoidable death has resulted. The review highlighted an implementation gap,...

Best interests must be centred on the person's needs not those of the family

Nurses and others are given general authority under section 5 of the Mental Capacity Act to act in relation to a person's care and treatment where:.

Maximising your clinical placement experience

Preparation is crucial for ensuring a successful clinical placement experience. Before I start my placement, I make sure to take proactive steps to familiarise myself with the placement site and its...

Still a long way to go on patient safety

Outgoing Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Rob Behrens, in an interview with The Guardian (Campbell, 2024), said that there were still ‘too many examples of care not being safe’ and suggested...

Stoma care plans and projects for the year ahead

Spring is on the horizon and with it comes the promise of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation. At the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN UK) we are in the ‘springtime’ of our partnership with...

Development of a leakage impact assessment for patients with a stoma, who may be impacted by leakage

Although some products have been developed to help individuals manage their stoma better, complications are still prevalent, which means that patients continue to experience significant worry and...

Missed nursing care and stoma care: an Italian survey

A cross-sectional study was carried out with a quantitative approach. The measurement instrument was the Italian version of the MISSCARE survey, designed to measure missed nursing care (Kalisch and...

Exercise and physical activity after stoma surgery: EXPASS recommendations

The role of the specialist stoma care/colorectal nurse is to assess and provide both stoma and holistic care for any patient going through surgery resulting in the formation of a stoma. This includes...

Adult social care in England

In 1948, the welfare state was overhauled and councils were tasked with helping the most needy. Since then, social care has always been means tested with delivery left to town halls, the voluntary...

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