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Providing the right support and care for male victims of domestic abuse

Domestic abuse and violence can be a contentious issue, partly due to the occupation of ‘gendered spaces' of the phenomenon and related issues (Khalida et al, 2013; Chelliah, 2016).

Non-invasive and contemporaneous cardiac imaging in heart failure

Heart failure is a complex multifactorial syndrome with various possible underlying causes. Most patients will initially present to primary care with signs and symptoms of heart failure, such as...

Use of hospital and limitation directions under the Mental Health Act 1983

The Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 introduced hospital and limitation directions into the Mental Health Act 1983. Section 45A of the Mental Health Act 1983 allows the Crown Court to issue a hospital...

Reflecting on patient safety in 2022

The key issue for me is the extent to which the advice and recommendations made in the reports are acted on in the NHS and whether safer practice results. As we closed the year, the Institute of...

Considering changes to education

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is legally required to set standards of proficiency, education and training for nursing and midwifery professionals seeking to join the register

Integrated care systems

Collaboration between health and social care has been accelerated significantly over the last 2 years, demonstrating what can been done when working together, being flexible, adopting new technology...

Leakage of stomal effluent outside the baseplate leads to rise in product usage and health professional interactions

The survey was conducted in 2021 as an online, retrospective, self-reported questionnaire developed by Coloplast. The survey was sent to members of the Coloplast Online Research Engine (CORE) survey...

Synergist effect of antiretroviral therapy adherence and viral load suppression on quality of life of people with HIV/AIDS

Table 1 presents the respondents' demographic characteristics. The 129 patients with HIV/AIDS who participated in this research showed no significant differences regarding age, occupation, sex,...

Becoming an inner ally: the compassionate minds approach to self-compassion − an online programme

Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is a psychotherapy approach developed by Professor Paul Gilbert (2010) that integrates concepts from cognitive behavioural therapy, evolutionary psychology,...

Taking care of our clients and ourselves

If we have learnt anything in the previous couple of years, it is that nurses are tenacious, skilled, resourceful, compassionate and competent. During the pandemic, they found themselves redeployed to...

Intentional non-adherence in the context of antiretroviral therapy

‘An individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns.’ .

The basics of blood and associated disorders

White blood cells (leukocytes) are key in fighting infection and ingesting dead cells, tissue debris, mutated cancerous cells and foreign bodies that enter the blood stream, such as allergens via...

Advanced nursing practice: a review of scopes of practice in cancer care

There are five paediatric ANPs working with children and young people (CYP) and two adult ANPs working with teenage and young adults (TYA) at the Trust. The remit of roles includes:.

Decompensated cirrhosis: targeted training of acute medical teams to improve quality of care in first 24 hours

This quality improvement project had a focus on the evidence-based care of patients with decompensated liver disease, which could potentially impact on safety outcomes and mortality rate. The aim was...

The actual cost of clinical negligence in the NHS

‘This unsustainable situation is driven by an outdated legal system rather than deteriorating clinical standards. Legal reform is desperately needed.’

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