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The aim of this systematic integrative review was to examine the early impacts of a breast cancer diagnosis (up to 2 years after diagnosis) in relation to quality of life and personal resilience. The bibliographic databases of Medline, CINAHL, Cochrane, and Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection were searched using predetermined search criteria. Research studies published up to February 2019 were considered and following appraisal 36 articles were included in the review. Younger age, disease progressi...
This qualitative study aims to explore and analyse the experiences of women living with female genital mutilation (FGM) who have sought help from healthcare providers within the NHS. Nine women aged 20-46 years were recruited from support organisations in the north-west of England and interviewed about their experiences of NHS care and if any screening had taken place in relation to the consequences of living with FGM. The interviews were undertaken in English, audiotaped, transcribed and analysed using a f...
nurse-led telephone advice line (TAL) services have been endorsed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and provide patients and their carers with expert advice and self-management strategies. Identified helpline shortfalls in one rheumatology TAL included a high number of inappropriate calls, calls not recorded in patients' records, and no formal process for assigning calls to nurses. Using RCN guidelines, the service was redesigned by specialist rheumatology nurses to address these issues.
, Chief Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals, reflects on the opportunities to retain experienced staff and the importance of well-thought-out organisational approaches and clear communication around this issue.
organisational culture is the character of the environment of individual bodies. It consists of a set of values, norms and customs that govern the relations between people within it. Its elements are a mission or goals, organisational climate and a working atmosphere, which affect motivation, effectiveness and, ultimately, management style.
Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a widespread and challenging neuropathic pain problem, occurring after both surgical and traumatic amputation of a limb. It may occur immediately after surgery or some months later, however, most cases it presents within the first 7 postoperative days. Patients report a range of pain characteristics in the absent limb, including burning, cramping, tingling and electric shock sensation. The incidence of PLP has been reported to be between 50% and 85% following amputation. Its manag...
antipyretic drugs are routinely administered to febrile patients with infection in secondary care. However, the use of antipyretics to suppress fever during infection remains a controversial topic within the literature. It is argued that fever suppression may interfere with the body's natural defence mechanisms, and may worsen patient outcomes.
Emeritus Professor , University of Southampton, discusses the impact and success of Care Quality Commission hospital inspections since publication of the report into Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust.
, Editor, , begins a series on cardiology with a look at attitudes to and guidelines on providing end-of-life care for people with heart failure.
This article focuses on the non-medical prescribing (NMP) module for community prescribers in a nurse education context. The module mainly attracts registered nurses (RNs) from community settings (such as health visiting, school nursing, district nursing and practice nursing), and is provided in higher education institutions (HEIs) as part of a specialist programme or a continuing workforce development module. The article discusses changes to the way the module was taught that can enhance student learning w...
discusses some patient safety perspectives from around the world.
Since 2005, when the first patients outside of a clinical trial were treated with trastuzumab at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, a nurse-led service has been developed to facilitate and support a safe treatment pathway for patients. There have been significant developments in the number of patients treated, the mode of administration of the drug and patient choice regarding the location of treatment delivery. This article focuses on the change from intravenous to subcutaneous administration, considering ...
person-centred care should be responsive to the needs of older adults in long-term care. It is central to collaborative and high-quality healthcare delivery.
Nurses and nursing students from the UK and overseas are learning in each other's countries.
Emeritus Professor , University of Southampton, reflects on media coverage of the use of vaccines and discusses a range of initiatives to address public fears around immunisation through vaccination.
, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care at Lincoln University ( SMorton@lincoln.ac.uk ), describes what he has learned in 20 years of working with and teaching nurses from the UK, USA and Europe.