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Challenges faced by people with a stoma: peristomal body profile risk factors and leakage

The Ostomy Life Study 2019 has provided information about the daily lives and concerns of new and experienced individuals living with a stoma. Detection of stoma output under the baseplate and leakage...

If the public can vaccinate, why not students? Review of a student nurse placement in a mass vaccination centre

In December 2020, as part of an ongoing review of placements within one established partner organisation, the potential learning opportunities within an MVC were discussed. These were identified as...

Co-worker relationships and their impact on nurses in Irish public healthcare settings

The aim of this study was to examine and describe co-worker relationships among nurses working in public healthcare settings in Ireland..

Evidence-informed practice: simplifying and applying the concept for nursing students and academics

The problems with the uptake and effective implementation of EBP led to the emergence of the EIP concept. This concept is based on the premise that healthcare practice should, as a matter of...

Nursing in the 21st century: results of a pilot survey on attitudes towards nurses and nursing

‘The use of clinical judgement in the provision of care to enable people to improve, maintain or recover health, to cope with health problems and to achieve the best possible quality of life,...

Benefit finding: understanding the impact and public health factors among COVID-19 patients in China

The concept of benefit finding for COVID-19 patients needs to be enhanced and informed. In addition to the education level and whether the patients have suffered from a previous major event, other...

Exploring barriers, motivators and solutions to achieve a healthy lifestyle among undergraduate student nurses

To support comparability with the findings of Malik et al (2011), the authors followed their methodology of using a cross-sectional online questionnaire to record nursing students' own perceptions of...

Developing pre-registration nurses' resilience to mass casualty situations through the pedagogy of simulation

A mass casualty event has been defined as ‘an event which generates more patients at one time than locally available resources can manage using routine procedures. It requires exceptional emergency...

Keeping warfarin patients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic: review of an INR self-testing programme

Between June 2020 and January 2021, 71 patients and two nursing homes were trained in the use of the CoaguChek XS device at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Only one patient was unable to...

Co-constructing conversations about suicide: the Meeting Space Framework

Pesut and Thorne (2007) discussed the necessity of nurses adopting an orientation to spirituality in practice and a reciprocal role based on humanity. Noticing and responding to suicidal persons is...

Evaluating a psychological support service focused on the needs of critical care and theatres staff in the first wave of COVID-19

Research from previous pandemics has shown that working with additional pressures has both a physical and psychological impact on healthcare workers. For example, about 10% of those working in health...

Introducing nurse prescribing in Gibraltar: the impact on palliative care

Palliative care is defined as the active holistic care of people with advanced, progressive illness (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2021). Specialist palliative care...

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