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Reflecting on the communication process in health care. Part 1: clinical practice—breaking bad news

Reflection is a highly beneficial tool (Oelofsen, 2012), one that has played a key role in the author's ongoing examination of her practice. In this context, reflection enables a personal insight into...

Social media participatory CPD for nursing revalidation, professional development and beyond

Some organisations responsible for health care are using social media for sharing knowledge that improves nursing practice and skills. For example, the Resuscitation Council UK has made a video on A-E...

A review of the literature on family decision-making at end of life precipitating hospital admission

There is extensive literature about preference for place of death, which overwhelmingly identifies home as the preferred choice and dying in hospital as the least preferred option for the majority,...

Living with Parkinson's—past, present and future: a qualitative study of the subjective perspective

To improve the quality of the study and facilitate understanding, the authors adhered to the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research (COREQ) checklist (Tong et al, 2007)..

Addressing sexuality and intimacy in people living with Parkinson's during palliative care and at the end of life

‘Prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.’.

Developing and nurturing a community practice clinical network for community children's nurses in Wales

‘The need for children's community nurses and the provision of professional networks to underpin these must be central to the development of the health organisation Community Nursing Strategies.’.

Female genital mutilation in the UK: considerations for best nursing practice

Lundberg and Gerezgiher (2008) believe FGM is a midwifery matter. Nevertheless, NHS Digital (2017) reports that, while 54% of the new cases were discovered in midwifery services, 46% were discovered...

Informal carers' experiences and feelings during rehabilitation

The aim of this qualitative research was to explore the experiences and feelings of informal carers who care for patients hospitalised in rehabilitation settings and, further, how these experiences...

Evaluating mindfulness training for medical and PhD nursing students

Engaging in mindfulness techniques may positively impact the psychological wellbeing of students undertaking clinical training. This is of vital importance to ensure optimum learning, and prepare them...

Barriers to nurses reporting errors and adverse events

Given the importance of preventing errors in intensive care units (ICUs), the study reported in this article was conducted with the aim of determining the main barriers to reporting errors and adverse...

Adrenal insufficiency of patients with graft versus host disease treated with extracorporeal photopheresis

The aim of this case review was to ascertain the number of patients with adrenal insufficiency among those who have received ECP for GvHD and discontinued steroid treatment. ECP is a treatment that...

Progress on the introduction of supervisory ward manager roles since the Francis report recommendations

The past can teach contemporary nursing a great deal about improving the standard of care. The notion of a supervisory nurse leader is not new and is attributed to the work of Florence Nightingale and...

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