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A nurse-led educational intervention for relieving idiopathic constipation: a retrospective study

To describe the results of an evidence-based, nurse-led educational intervention for functional constipation in adults..

Patients' perceptions and experiences of directly observed therapy for TB

The aim of the study was to understand patients' perceptions and experiences of DOT in tuberculosis treatment, with the following objectives, to:.

Examining the impact of video-based outpatient education on patient demand for a rheumatology CNS service

Current practice in Irish rheumatology units is that either a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) delivers patient education to patients in a multitude of formats,...

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..

Sociodemographic characteristics and self-care management knowledge of patients with an ostomy

The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent of knowledge and skills of Italian ostomy patients with a history of cancer. Their sociodemographic and clinical characteristics were analysed, and...

eHealth systems for the optimised care of patients with type 2 diabetes

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined eHealth as:.

Communicating with patients using a new vitamin B12 deficiency leaflet

To devise the processes to test nurse compliance in providing educational information to patients and the solutions to improve this, it was considered important to understand why educational...

Understanding a sentinel lymph node biopsy service for patients with malignant melanoma

Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has been accepted by many as the gold standard in the management of patients with intermediate prognosis cutaneous melanoma in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and...

A nurse-led rheumatology telephone advice line: service redesign to improve efficiency and patient experience

The RLBUHT rheumatology helpline was re-designed in September 2012 to align the service with RCN recommendations and address the concerns identified through the internal review..

Peristomal skin damage: assessment, prevention and treatment

The skin has three layers—the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue—which all absorb, excrete, protect, secrete, thermoregulate, produce pigment, perceive senses and provide a safe environment..

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