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Are adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a greater risk of developing depression? Integrative literature review

This review used the framework of population, intervention/issue and outcome (PIO) to generate the research question (Table 1). Whiffin (2020) suggested that a well-designed research question can be...

The diagnostic reasoning involved in interpreting blood results

The body produces blood cells by a process called haemopoiesis in the bone marrow, which is a spongy tissue found in the centre of the bones. Infants produce bone marrow in most of their skeleton but,...

Skin assessment in adults

Early recognition of people who are at risk of developing skin breakdown is an essential part of prevention. Assessment of the skin should be part of a holistic approach and carried out regularly in...

Concerns over the use of consent to remove a baby into local authority care

The Children Act 1989, section 20 concerns the duty of a local authority to provide accommodation for children in need. It contains no compulsory provisions and no compulsory curtailment of parental...

Patient rights and the cost of health litigation: you don't ‘win’ compensation

The economic argument is often used by those who are arguing for changes to our compensation system and litigation cost containment measures. The argument goes that the money paid out to those injured...

Developing the nursing research agenda during the COVID-19 pandemic

Because of the unique characteristics of COVID-19, there is a need to better understand the sociodemographic, clinical and symptom profile of patients, which will eventually inform nursing...

A role that has transformed the care of patients with acute kidney injury

Alongside these intervention and support services an education programme for other health professionals has been developed, largely generated from observation of my role in practice. Consequently, I...

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‘… aims to provide knowledge and demonstrate how “social movements” approaches can be used to deliver improvement at previously unseen levels of depth and scale.’ .

Assessment and management of a person experiencing pain from pancreatic cancer ascites: a case study

The pancreas is located behind the stomach and has exocrine and endocrine glands with several functions, including breaking down carbohydrates, acids, fats and proteins and hormonal secretion of...

How staying in a single room affects the experiences of haematology inpatients in an Australian cancer hospital

Ethical approval for the study was received from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) [LNR/17/PMCC/282] and the La Trobe University Ethical Committee [based on...

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