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Health inequalities: how nurses and midwives can make a difference

Social context, including where people are born, grow, live, work and age directly affect their health outcomes. The unequal exposure to environmental, behavioural and social risk factors can lead to...

Avoiding litigation and complaints through good communication practices

According to NHS Resolution (2022a) missed fractures can occur at sites throughout the body but one injury in particular, hip fractures in older patients with a history of a fall, stood out when cases...

Consent and the requirement for accessible information

The law recognises that adults have a right to determine what will be done to their bodies (Re MB (Caesarean Section) [1997]). Touching a person without consent will amount to a civil trespass to the...

New mandatory training set to transform outcomes for clients with learning disability

Oliver's death and the known significant health inequalities have been the driver for Ms McGowan to campaign for better outcomes. This has resulted in the government introducing a requirement within...

Suicide among female nurses

Data concerning women who died by suicide while employed as nurses over a 6-year period (2011-2016) determined that female registered nurses appear to be at significantly higher risk than the...

Test scores fall short of the mark

The position of English as the global lingua franca means that language tests are increasingly being used as gatekeeping tools. In the context of migration, the use of such tests can be capitalised...

Evaluation of the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award for recognising excellence in nursing

Data were analysed using framework analysis, which is a structured method of analysis conducted over five stages: familiarisation, indexing, charting, mapping and interpretation (Ritchie and Spencer,...

A nurse-led educational intervention for relieving idiopathic constipation: a retrospective study

To describe the results of an evidence-based, nurse-led educational intervention for functional constipation in adults..

The renal system and associated disorders

The renal system plays an important role in homeostasis and its function is to filter approximately 200 litres of fluid each day and allow excretion of toxins and metabolic waste while keeping...

How do hospital nurses experience end-of-life care provision? A creative phenomenological approach

Interpretive phenomenology was used as the methodology to explore the nurses' experience. The focus of interpretive phenomenology is on understanding the human experience of the ‘life-world’ and is...

Central venous access device locking practices in the adult critical care setting: a single-centre, observational study establishing duration of locking per catheter lumen

Results reveal that at least one lumen of the majority of central lines in the ICU is locked for longer than a third of the total time in situ. This is a much larger proportion of time than initially...

Tackling extravasation

We know that an extravasation injury may require surgical intervention, such as debridement and potentially lavage, with the subsequent risk of long-term consequences for the patient and costs to the...

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