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The consequences of COVID-19 for gastroenterology nursing

The virus is predominantly related to lung disease, but there are ramifications for people working in the field of gastroenterology nursing..

Transanal irrigation: is it the magic intervention for bowel management in individuals with bowel dysfunction?

Bowel dysfunction includes both constipation and faecal incontinence. Although faecal incontinence is not as common as constipation, its incidence increases with age; it is defined as the recurrent...

The impact of genitourinary syndrome of menopause on continence

‘Members of the consensus conference agreed that the term genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a medically more accurate, all-encompassing, and publicly acceptable term than vulvovaginal...

Improving pelvic floor health: advice for nurses and their patients

‘Based on the data available, we can be confident that pelvic floor muscle training can cure or improve symptoms of stress urinary incontinence and all other types of urinary incontinence.’ .

The impact of online self-management interventions on midlife adults with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review

The aim of this systematic review was to determine the impact of online self-management interventions on health outcomes in midlife adults with type 2 diabetes..

eHealth systems for the optimised care of patients with type 2 diabetes

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined eHealth as:.

The benefits of raising awareness of lymphoedema among care home staff

The aim of the education pilot was to raise awareness and knowledge of lymphoedema among care staff in nursing and residential homes in one health board area..

Men with lymphoedema: how can services be made more inclusive?

Lymphoedema is a long-term condition that results in oedema being present in any part of the body, due to multiple causes, and at present it is incurable. It is managed through an array of methods,...

The specialist dermatology nurse: providing expert care to patients

Dermatology has long been described as a ‘Cinderella’ specialty (Linn, 1956; Bunker, 2013), a term used to describe any under-appreciated, under-funded or under-discussed specialty, including care of...

The evolution of advanced practice for nurses working in skin cancer care

The NHS is facing an uncertain future, crippled by increasing financial constraints and population demands (The King's Fund, 2015). An ageing population is of particular concern for dermatology...

An exploration of men's experiences of learning intermittent self-catheterisation with a silicone catheter

The survey aimed to explore men's views on using the Hydrosil Go intermittent catheter. It is also known as Magic3 Go™ intermittent catheter in some countries..

Incontinence and swimming: helping patients to enjoy a more active life

Whatever our nursing background, we will care for people with incontinence throughout their life span..

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