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Palliative care after the Liverpool Care Pathway: a study of staff experiences

Before conducting this research, a review of the literature was conducted in order to develop a wider understanding of professionals' experiences of working with the LCP. Both expert opinion and...

Carrying out systematic literature reviews: an introduction

Before undertaking a systemic review, a research question should first be formulated (Bashir and Conlon, 2018). There are a number of tools/frameworks (Table 1) to support this process, including the...

Introducing a very low carbohydrate diet for a child with type 1 diabetes

The patient was a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 4 years and 9 months. Before being hospitalised, he showed symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), such as...

Experiences of nurses and other health workers participating in a reflective course on compassion-based care

Following the CBC course, which is core to the CHEN programme, several members of staff became inspired to adapt elements of care delivered on the ward. As a result, several changes were made to the...

Recognition and management of leukaemia in children

Approximately 1850 children are newly diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year, based on 2014-2016 statistics (Cancer Research UK, 2019a). Overall, children in their first 15 years of life have a...

A process for developing a professional practice model with branding support from communication design students

Magnet status is awarded to hospitals that have created excellent care environments and support the professional practice of nursing. It is awarded by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center..

Reflecting on the communication process in health care. Part 2: the management of complaints

Receiving a complaint is a challenge and could be construed not as a negative, but as a positive, if it has prompted reflection on the issue of concern, and enabled the nurse to evaluate the...

Non-medical practitioner roles in the UK: who, where, and what factors influence their development?

2000: NHS Plan — reforming NHS and reducing role boundaries (Department of Health (DH), 2000).

Higher degrees in nursing: traditional research PhD or professional doctorate?

The development of alternatives to the PhD indicates a growth in demand for professionally based higher degrees. This would imply recognition, by health professionals, of the importance of continuing...

Bowel clinic survey: telephone versus face-to-face consultations

The use of telephone consultations as an alternative to face-to-face consultations is a potentially cost-effective measure that can benefit patients and health workers (Car and Sheikh, 2003; Akobeng...

An exploration of providing mental health skills in a generic advanced clinical practice programme

The aim of this research was to investigate the efficacy of mental health-specific content within an MSc ACP generic programme designed for healthcare disciplines including adult nurses, paediatric...

Current teaching of psychology in undergraduate adult and comprehensive nursing curricula

A systematic, integrative review of two specific data sources was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines for reporting systematic...

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