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Understanding advance care planning for children and young people: a survey of health professionals

The research question was: ‘What are the views of health professionals of the advance care planning process with children and young people?’ The objectives were to identify:.

The ‘inbetweeners’: living on a watch and wait approach for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia – a qualitative study

The findings reveal participants' initial shock, worry about an uncertain future, unmet need for information and feelings of being an imposter..

Importance of timely administration of dopaminergic medications to improve Parkinson's patients' clinical outcomes

Parkinson's was first described as the ‘shaking palsy’ and in the 1870s was named Parkinson's in honour of James Parkinson who was responsible for distinguishing Parkinson's from other diseases...

Reducing missed medications in surgical patients

To investigate whether an elective general surgical patient had missed a dose of their regular medication, the authors looked at the patient's electronic prescribing record (Electronic Prescribing and...

Developing anti-racist undergraduate nursing education: themes and action

In 1950, UNESCO published a controversial Statement on Race, which declared that there was no such thing as biological race. This is supported by Golash-Boza (2016), who described ‘race’ as a social...

Embedding the A-EQUIP model of restorative supervision in a critical care unit by professional nurse advocates

Before implementation of the role and to understand the existing knowledge that staff had around the role, a questionnaire was sent to all staff. Of the relevant 83 staff members, 53 responded (a...

Impact of an educational intervention for advanced cancer patients referred for early phase clinical trials

This original research was centred in the specialty of early phase cancer research, the branch of clinical research that focuses on phase one and phase two clinical trials:.

Advanced non-medical roles within surgery and their engagement with assistive health technologies

The origins of the SCP role date back to 1989, when a nurse from Oxford travelled to the USA for a 6-month period to observe and undertake training, similar to that of a physician assistant (Holmes,...

A clinical review of antidepressants, their sexual side-effects, post-SSRI sexual dysfunction, and serotonin syndrome

Antidepressant medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), come with a risk of causing sexual side-effects. The British National Formulary (BNF) (Joint Formulary Committee,...

The approaches and motivations to learning of student nurses: a phenomenological study

It was important to first examine the literature around how students learn within the higher education context, and the approaches to learning that students may take. A ‘surface learning’ (or...

Considering skin-to-muscle depth for successful intramuscular injections in an increasingly obese population

An IM injection is the administration of medication through the dermis, cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue layers, into a skeletal muscle. IM injections are used where there is a risk that the medicine...

Anaesthetic nurse specialist role in perioperative anaesthetic management of patients who are morbidly obese

This integrative review aimed to highlight the importance of the role of anaesthetic nurse specialists (ANS) in recognition that patients who are morbidly obese present different challenges and have...

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