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Use of language in nursing discourse: framing disability

‘Around the world, it’s become more acceptable to hate, to demonize, dehumanize other people. People don't wake up one day to say: “I want to commit mass murder today”, but it's a process that over...

The diagnosis and management of acute hyponatraemia in critical care

The recognised normal range for serum sodium concentration (SNa) in adults is accepted as 135-145 millimoles per litre (mmol/litre). Hyponatraemia is more commonly an excess of total body water rather...

Adult liver transplantation for the advanced clinical practitioner: an overview

Seven LT units offer assessment and subsequent LT services in the UK (see Box 1). These units are often associated or combined with other organ transplant services due to significant crossover in the...

Learning beyond a single field of nursing through a virtual case-based approach to pre-registration nurse education

Currently nurse education within the UK consists of four distinct separate fields of practice: adult, child, mental health and learning disabilities. Over a programme of study, a student nurse will...

ACP-supported redeployment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: a service evaluation of staff experience

The primary aim of this retrospective service evaluation is to examine the experiences of registered nurses redeployed to a COVID-negative Nightingale ward during the first wave of the pandemic in the...

Suicide and women living with and beyond a breast cancer diagnosis

It was proposed to undertake a review of the literature on suicide in cancer patients or following a cancer diagnosis. The aim of the literature review was twofold:.

Call it by its name: racism and the need to be anti-racist in British nursing

‘If report after report states that … it is only racial discrimination on an individual level and not institutional … then this only supports the argument that institutional racism survives’ .

The slow pace of developing an NHS patient safety culture

‘Too often, valid lessons are drawn from adverse events but their implementation throughout the NHS is very patchy. Active learning is mostly confined to the individual organisation in which an...

Pathway for post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence: impact on patient confidence and satisfaction

A radical prostatectomy may be conducted using open surgery or a minimally invasive technique, which may be a robotic procedure (NICE, 2021). In either case, the prostatic segment of the urethra and...

Overactive bladder: not just a normal part of getting older

OAB is a clinical diagnosis based on the symptoms of urinary urgency, urge incontinence, frequency and nocturia. Bladder diaries are helpful for quantifying these symptoms and can be used to set...

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