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If the public can vaccinate, why not students? Review of a student nurse placement in a mass vaccination centre

In December 2020, as part of an ongoing review of placements within one established partner organisation, the potential learning opportunities within an MVC were discussed. These were identified as...

Benefit finding: understanding the impact and public health factors among COVID-19 patients in China

The concept of benefit finding for COVID-19 patients needs to be enhanced and informed. In addition to the education level and whether the patients have suffered from a previous major event, other...

Homelessness during the pandemic: helping the most vulnerable

Pathway (https://www.pathway.org.uk/) sets up and supports homeless hospital discharge teams around the country..

Focusing on men's health: it's time for a national strategy

‘One of the main reasons for men's poor COVID-19 outcomes is that they are more likely to have one of the underlying health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes or lung disease, which increases...

What are the current factors that impact on health-related quality of life for women living with HIV?

‘That 90% of people with viral load suppression have good health-related quality of life.’ .

Physical activity: how nurses and midwives can make a difference

As with many of the behavioural elements of public health, people experience better outcomes when physical activity habits are formed early in life and continue into adulthood and old age. Commonly...

Going above and beyond: using nursing theories to explore volunteerism during the COVID-19 pandemic

The legitimacy of any profession is built on its ability to generate and apply theory (Johnson, 1974). Theories are mental patterns or constructs created to help understand and find meaning from...

Patients' attitudes toward their health literacy and the use of digital apps in health and disease management

The following primary research question was formulated to address the focus of interest:.

Healthy ageing: what is the nurse's role?

‘The process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age.’ .

The nurse's role in providing strategies and advice on weight management

First, nurses must identify whether the client seeking help does indeed need to lose weight. The requirements of fashion are more rigorous than those for health, and many people wish to lose weight...

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