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Looking beyond the coronavirus: lessons and principles

Some fundamental public health lessons have been lost on generations born in the second half of the 20th century and in the early part of this one. These include neglecting to wash hands, washing them...

What is a therapeutic environment?

‘The ability to do something successfully or efficiently. Competence indicates sufficiency of knowledge and skills to enable someone to act in a wide variety of situations. Each level of...

Recognising the importance of stoma care nurse specialists

Stomal complications and management issues can arise at any time during a person's time with a stoma and can affect every aspect of their lives. Consequently, a long-term integrated pathway is...

An international consensus on device-related pressure ulcers: SECURE prevention

In February 2019, an international group of medical, clinical and bioengineering experts met in London to develop the first international consensus statement on DRPUs. Following a rigorous process of...

Challenges and celebrations

‘There has never been a better time to be a nurse or midwife. Challenges abound, but opportunities are endless to have a rich, varied and rewarding career’ .

Global citizenship: an exploration of the relevance to UK health and social care professions

There is no single definition of global citizenship, but it has been described as a concept representing social consciousness and responsibility, and a public good towards the wider world, rather than...

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