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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..

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...

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...

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:.

Uterine prolapse: impact of the condition and practical advice

The prevalence of uterine prolapse varies, depending on reporting methods and assessment categorisation, and may be more common than is realised. Uterine prolapse was found in 14% of women in a US...

Developing an e-learning curriculum to educate healthcare staff in the acute hospital setting about autism

First described in the 1940s, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong heterogeneous neurodevelopmental condition characterised by qualitative challenges with social communication, interaction and...

How a better understanding of nursing research roles may help to embed research into clinical structures

Misunderstandings surrounding the terminology and scope of practice within advanced and specialist nurses' roles continue to pervade the profession (Currey et al, 2011; Cooper et al, 2019; Cannaby et...

Co-producing nurse education with academics, students, service users and carers: lessons from the pandemic

This article reflects on the authors' collective experience of nursing education over the past 3 years in a university in the north west of England. The authors would encourage future participatory...

Students' experience of the challenges of using assertive communication

Assertiveness is the ability to express ones' rights, thoughts and feelings without denying the rights of others, creating equality in relationships (Alberti and Emmons, 2017). In health care, it...

Role of the teenage and young adult blood and marrow stem-cell transplant clinical nurse specialist

The author experienced numerous challenges in establishing this role. This was not only because this was a new role in the author's workplace, but also because there were no other practitioners in...

A student coaching in practice (SCiP) approach: the impact on adult field pre-registration nursing students

Coaching is a term that is used across a multitude of disciplines including health care and is not a new concept (Lobo et al, 2014; Clutterbuck et al, 2016). In the UK nursing arena, supervisory...

An exploration of undergraduate nursing students' experiences of mentorship in an Irish hospital

The aim of this study was to explore undergraduate nursing students' experiences of mentorship while in hospital clinical placements..

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