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Patient safety, choice and the law: news round-up

People who feel that they may have been wronged by a particular NHS resource allocation decision can access the courts to try to resolve the dispute. There is a well-developed legal framework on NHS...

Missed nursing care: a snapshot case study in a medical ward in Australia

The aim of this case study was to examine the missed nursing care phenomenon and to shed light on the possible predictors that may impact on the occurrence of missed nursing care in the context of a...

Treatment as a whole approach to intervention without consent

‘The consent of a patient shall not be required for any medical treatment given to him for the mental disorder from which he is suffering, [not being a form of treatment to which safeguards apply],...

How to unlock nurse leadership potential

First, the review is clear that, rather than focus on individual leadership development or potential, we should learn from other large organisations that invest heavily in taking a consistent approach...

A matter of taste: alteration in patients with cancer

Taste alterations can describe a wide range of experiences, which can vary greatly between individuals. Cancer patients can report a change in perception and sensitivity, for example, noting foods...

A multidisciplinary approach to providing blended diet within the acute setting

Since early 2017, the Complex Enteral Nutrition service and Paediatric Dietetic service has been supporting children to commence a blended diet in the community setting. However, it was noted that...

Shared decision making in dysphagia

Oropharyngeal dysphagia is the term used for difficulties with eating and drinking due to impairments of the oral or pharyngeal phases of swallowing. Dysphagia may result in aspiration, where food or...

Stronger together: why networking is key

“Local and national networking is crucial to embed good practice throughout the patient's pathway” .

The changes I've seen: my career as a paediatric parenteral nutrition CNS

‘To see patients transition into adult care is evidence of the huge steps made in the world of paediatric parenteral nutrition and intestinal failure’ .

Ten years of tackling malnutrition in the community

The Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community document and supporting patient materials have been supported by 10 key professional and patient associations:.

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