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A narrative review of patients' lived experience of having a pressure injury

A person's lived experience of pressure injuries is a complex phenomenon that refers to an individual's personal and subjective experience (Prosek and Gibson, 2021). According to NHS England (2023),...

Quality of life among older patients receiving faecal microbiota transplant for Clostridioides difficile infection

The aim of this study was to gain new knowledge about patients' experiences with regard to their quality of life during an FMT treatment course for CDI..

Longer length peripheral catheters in sickle cell treatment: a more efficient and cost-effective care pathway

An observational audit was conducted to understand the value in terms of value for money and clinical time spent of the new LPC pathway. Data collection began in November 2021 for 1 year. The...

Importance of stoma care nurses in preparing patients for stoma surgery and adjustment to life with a stoma

The Ostomy Life Study 2022 consisted of two online, retrospective, self-reported questionnaires developed by Coloplast A/S. One questionnaire was designed for people with a stoma and the other for...

A specialist service evaluation: a cross-sectional survey approach

Service evaluations (SEs) adopt rigorous, scientific methods to collect data about the effectiveness of services in a systematic way (Bowling, 2014a). They seek to understand the value and worth of a...

Patient experiences of people with leg ulcers during the COVID-19 pandemic

The thematic analysis identified 102 codes grouped into three themes to describe the content of 609 citations of interest for the research. Table 3 reports the themes and codes along with the number...

Patients' experience of robotic-assisted surgery: a qualitative study

The aim of this study was to explore patient-reported experiences of RAS..

Using peristomal body profile assessment to improve leakage-related quality of life for individuals with an ostomy

The nurses' evaluation of the Body Assessment Tool was presented using descriptive statistical methods (mean and standard deviation (SD)). Categorical variables regarding baseline characteristics,...

The voice of ostomates: an exploration of stoma care in England

The survey was developed by the authors and focused on ostomates with a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. The purpose was to capture the lived experiences and views of ostomates about the stoma...

Effect of music intervention in colonoscopy-naïve adults: a randomised controlled trial

In all, 337 patients were randomised: 169 to the intervention group and 168 to the control group (Figure 1). Baseline characteristics (gender, age, weight and abdominal pain) were comparable between...

The impact of an immuno-oncology service at a regional cancer centre based in the north west of the UK

The authors' regional cancer centre—the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust (CCC) is a tertiary cancer centre in the north west of England, serving a population of 2.3 million people. The...

Challenges faced by people with a stoma: peristomal body profile risk factors and leakage

The Ostomy Life Study 2019 has provided information about the daily lives and concerns of new and experienced individuals living with a stoma. Detection of stoma output under the baseplate and leakage...

Co-constructing conversations about suicide: the Meeting Space Framework

Pesut and Thorne (2007) discussed the necessity of nurses adopting an orientation to spirituality in practice and a reciprocal role based on humanity. Noticing and responding to suicidal persons is...

Adaptation of a stoma care pathway and use of telephone clinics during the pandemic: patient experience survey

CUH is one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a capacity of over 1000 acute beds across its sites (Addenbrooke's Hospital and The Rosie Hospital). In terms of stoma care, it is a specialist...

‘Pinholes in my arms’: the vicious cycle of vascular access

To gain insight and understanding of how patients make sense of living with a CVAD..

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