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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a more common condition than you may think

Pulmonary fibrosis is a form of interstitial lung disease that causes fibrosis (scarring) in the lungs. The most common type of PF is IPF (ALA, 2020). ‘Idiopathic’ is defined in the Cambridge...

A narrative review of preventive measures for postoperative delirium in older adults

An initial search of two databases, CINAHL and PubMed, sourced 309 articles. Keywords included ‘delirium’, ‘acute confusion’, ‘intervention’, ‘nurs*, ‘patient’’, ‘preoperative’, ‘intraoperative’...

Implementation and evaluation of a palliative and end-of-life care peer-learning initiative

The medical model of patient care adopted by many clinicians does not always allow for a holistic approach (Dobson, 2017). And the level of palliative care experience and end-of-life training received...

Note-taking by nursing students: the case for implementing writing strategies to encourage best practice

Note-taking is an essential component of everyday practice for health professionals. This skill is central to ensuring potentially life-threatening or life-saving patient information is documented...

Lung transplantation for silicosis and recovery: an Australian case study

Mr Churi, a 52-year-old man, was diagnosed with advanced silicosis with progressive massive fibrosis..

How do we engage global communities in the de-stigmatisation of mental illness?

The author believes it is time to consider an alternative and transformative approach to reduce stigma relating to mental health disorders for ethnically, culturally and socially diverse people,...

Simple steps to prevent hospital-acquired pneumonia in non-intubated patients: a quality improvement project

It is widely acknowledged that quality improvement projects (QIPs) advance health care and are integral to reaching the targeted outcomes that provide best possible care for patients (Charles et al,...

Should the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine be mandatory for nurses? An ethical debate

COVID-19 is now at the forefront of everyday life in the UK, and practices such as social distancing, support bubbles, shielding and wearing face masks have become the norm. The pandemic has severely...

Pilot study of a nurse-led adult lacrimal clinic at a tertiary ophthalmic centre

It is important to diagnose and treat patients with watery eyes, as this symptom has been shown to decrease patients' quality of life through impairment of their ability to perform activities of daily...

Transgender patients' experiences of health care

This literature review aimed to consider and consolidate the current literature exploring the health care experiences of transgender individuals..

Are we measuring nursing workflow correctly? A literature review

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2016) reported that, in 2014–2015, there were approximately 10.2 million episodes of care in Australia's public and private hospitals. Between...

The association between hope and quality of life in haemodialysis patients

‘Hope constitutes an essential experience of the human condition. It functions as a way of feeling, a way of thinking, a way of behaving, and a way of relating to oneself and one's world. Hope has...

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