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Promoting kidney health in people with type 2 diabetes: part 2

Secondary prevention aims to minimise the effect of the disease by timely diagnosis using screening before any serious and long-lasting damage has occurred (Karunathilake and Ganegoda, 2018). The use...

Promoting kidney health in people with type 2 diabetes: part 1

CKD is described as abnormalities in kidney function or structure, present in individuals for >3 months in or those with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of <60 ml/min/1.73m2 on at least...

Perspectives on delivering health promotion for the intellectual disability population

Individuals with intellectual disabilities are a unique heterogeneous population who require specific health improvement strategies to meet their individual needs (Cooper et al, 2004). Although there...

Chronic limb ischaemia: case study and clinical literature review

PAD affects more than 200 million people worldwide (Yang et al, 2017) and is the third most common clinical presentation of atherosclerosis after coronary artery disease (CAD) and stroke (Song et al,...

Contemporary considerations relating to health promotion and older people

The WHO (2015) advocates ‘healthy ageing’ as a goal for life, describing it as a process incorporating the development and maintenance of functional ability to facilitate wellbeing in later life..

Female genital mutilation in the UK: considerations for best nursing practice

Lundberg and Gerezgiher (2008) believe FGM is a midwifery matter. Nevertheless, NHS Digital (2017) reports that, while 54% of the new cases were discovered in midwifery services, 46% were discovered...

Promoting breast cancer awareness in older women during the seasonal flu vaccination campaign

The aim of this project was to evaluate an adapted version of the PEP Intervention for use in a primary care setting using the seasonal flu vaccination campaign as a vehicle for delivery. Influenza...

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