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Gaining consensus: the challenges of living with a stoma and the impact of stoma leakage

The aim of this research is to clearly articulate and achieve consensus on the difficulties faced by people with a stoma, particularly that of leakage. Ultimately, this research seeks to inform and...

Are adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a greater risk of developing depression? Integrative literature review

This review used the framework of population, intervention/issue and outcome (PIO) to generate the research question (Table 1). Whiffin (2020) suggested that a well-designed research question can be...

Assessment and management of a person experiencing pain from pancreatic cancer ascites: a case study

The pancreas is located behind the stomach and has exocrine and endocrine glands with several functions, including breaking down carbohydrates, acids, fats and proteins and hormonal secretion of...

The global mental health burden of COVID-19 on critical care staff

The authors started by asking the participants a few general questions around their wellbeing and anxieties (Table 2). The feeling of support from the general public was strong, with 74% of...

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,...

Supporting recovery from COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new disease, so very little is known about its long-term effects. It might be expected that these effects would be more severe in the 5% of COVID-19 patients who become so severely ill...

Critical review of the evidence base regarding theories conceptualising the aetiology of psychosis

The advent of Kraeplinian philosophy in 1911 divided mental illness according to two disparate diagnostic criteria; that of dementia praecox—typified by a youthful onset of florid symptoms:...

Service user and carer experiences of the advanced nurse practitioner role in a memory assessment team

Memory assessment teams are viewed as specialist diagnostic services (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, (NICE), 2019) and have an integral role in ensuring people receive a timely...

Development of the Wound Resource Education Nurse (WREN) programme

The WREN programme is open to health professionals, healthcare assistants and link practitioners who are enthusiastic and willing to develop their knowledge and skills within tissue viability..

The potential role of nurses in leading positive behaviour support

While PBS is described as a multicomponent framework that is delivered through an multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach, nurses' views of PBS were lacking in literature until recently (Savarimuthu,...

Self-harm presentations in emergency departments: staff attitudes and triage

Self-harm is a deliberately caused injury or poisoning, usually viewed regardless of stimulus, which may or may not include suicidal intent (Hawton et al, 2003; Clements et al, 2016; NICE, 2018). It...

Experiences of nurses and other health workers participating in a reflective course on compassion-based care

Following the CBC course, which is core to the CHEN programme, several members of staff became inspired to adapt elements of care delivered on the ward. As a result, several changes were made to the...

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