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Evaluating student knowledge about sexual exploitation using an interprofessional approach to teaching and learning

For some time, there have suggestions that training in sexuality and sexual issues should be part of the education of health professionals (Lawler, 1991; Haboubi and Lincoln, 2003).

Treating post-renal transplant surgical site infection with combination therapy: a case study

A 61-year-old Azerbaijani woman was admitted to Imam Khomeini hospital in Urmia, in north west Iran. She had a kidney transplant on 5 October 2018. The patient had a history of end-stage renal disease...

Psychological challenges for nurses working in palliative care and recommendations for self-care

Although research in the area remains limited, available studies suggest a number of core challenges facing palliative nurses. These include issues such as the practical challenges of palliative...

Explaining nursing attrition through the experiences of return-to-practice students: a mixed-methods study

Simon et al (2010) undertook a study with a sample of 2119 registered nurses in a variety of departments in 16 German hospitals, and found the general considerations that swayed the decision to...

The future of nurse education? Studying at the Open University in Scotland

As the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic reached its peak in the UK from March to May 2020, the ‘clap for carers’ campaign demonstrated the strong public appreciation of nurses and other key workers...

Differences in critical thinking skills between nursing students on a fast-track versus traditional 4-year programme

The ‘advanced standing programme’ (ASP), the ‘accelerated track programme’ and the ‘2-year second-degree nursing programme’ are different terms used interchangeably in North America to describe a...

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,...

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