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Using transanal irrigation in the management of low anterior resection syndrome: a service audit

Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) is a collection of symptoms that may result from a low anterior resection for bowel cancer. Keane et al (2020), in their international consensus definition of...

Conducting a consultation and clinical assessment of the skin for advanced clinical practitioners

As with any consultation, when obtaining a history, questions should be presented in an open and sensitive manner. This is particularly pertinent for a skin complaint as patients may not know the...

Going above and beyond: using nursing theories to explore volunteerism during the COVID-19 pandemic

The legitimacy of any profession is built on its ability to generate and apply theory (Johnson, 1974). Theories are mental patterns or constructs created to help understand and find meaning from...

Patients' attitudes toward their health literacy and the use of digital apps in health and disease management

The following primary research question was formulated to address the focus of interest:.

The experiences of adult nursing students completing a placement during the COVID-19 pandemic

The first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic subjected health and social care systems around the world to unprecedented pressure (Department of Health and Social Care, 2020). In order to meet service...

Healthy ageing: what is the nurse's role?

‘The process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age.’ .

Causing or inciting sexual activity with persons who have a mental disorder

‘For the purposes of this Part, a person consents if he agrees by choice, and has the freedom and capacity to make that choice.’ .

The alarming gap between theory and practice in NHS patient safety

The first batch of level 1 and 2 learning materials are now available on the elearning for healthcare (elfh) platform for NHS staff to access. Level 1 is called ‘Essentials for patient safety’ and...

Patient safety incident framework will ensure affected staff are not overlooked

On reflecting on what can be done, one can't help but feel that the way in which the NHS has traditionally managed patient safety incidents has not systematically supported the staff involved..

Estimating the time point for nutritional failure in patients suffering from acute brain attacks in the intensive care unit

This study aimed to estimate the time point where the development of nutritional failure and feeding-related complications are more likely among critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients...

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