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Suicide prevention and patient safety

The World Health Organization (WHO) (2019) has stated that close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which translates to one person dying every 40 seconds. For each adult who died by...

Advance decisions to refuse treatment

The Law Commission (1995) defined an ADRT as:.

Flexible working could improve retention

Timewise (2018), a community interest company, worked with a number of trusts to scope how flexible working could aid retention. The resulting three-part action plan is a good starting point for...

A review of pessary for prolapse practitioner training

The literature search was performed using the following databases: AHMED, MEDLINE including in-process and other non-indexed citations, BNI, CINAHL, and EMBASE. Search terms used were: ‘pessary’,...

Caring for patients with urinary incontinence-associated dermatitis

IAD has been described by Gray et al (2011) as ‘… irritant dermatitis that develops from chronic exposure to urine … attributable to multiple factors, including chemical irritants within the moisture...

Living with ureteric stents: a phenomenological study

This study aimed to elicit understanding of the lived experience of having a ureteric stent and as a consequence improve health professionals' knowledge of this phenomenon. The key objective of the...

Neurological conditions and acute dysphagia

An assessment by a speech and language therapist (SLT) aims to diagnose the presence or absence of OD and the cause and characteristic features. This information can contribute to overall medical...

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