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Emergency management of neck stoma patients during the coronavirus pandemic: a national nurse survey

A nationwide prospective survey was formulated and distributed electronically to nurses across all specialties within primary and secondary care. Dissemination platforms included direct contact with...

The management of urinary tract infections in older patients within an urgent care out-of-hours setting

UTI is defined as an infection of the urinary system, involving lower tract, upper tract or both (NICE, 2020a). The pathogens responsible for UTI include Escherichia coli (E. coli), which accounts for...

Leadership and management for nurses working at an advanced level

‘Advanced clinical practice is delivered by experienced, registered health and care practitioners. It is a level of practice characterised by a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making....

Staff unavailability and safe staffing: are headroom allowances ‘realistic’?

The long-standing global shortage of nurses has been widely reported (International Council of Nurses (ICN), 2006; 2019). Clearly, the effective use of existing staff is imperative. The objective of...

Reflecting on the communication process in health care. Part 1: clinical practice—breaking bad news

Reflection is a highly beneficial tool (Oelofsen, 2012), one that has played a key role in the author's ongoing examination of her practice. In this context, reflection enables a personal insight into...

Analysis of the organisational culture in two Croatian hospitals

Organisational culture is an abstract concept but is deeply embedded within organisations. The signs of a culture are often hidden, making it difficult to determine and define (Sikavica, 2011)..

Managerial competencies of head nurses: a model and assessment tool

This descriptive-analytical study was conducted in 2017 in six main phases. First a literature review was carried out using the scientific databases of Web of Science, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus,...

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