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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Primary hyperparathyroidism and the role of the nurse

Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common endocrine disorder that results in elevated levels...
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Supporting people with dementia to eat

The aim of this systematic review was to identify the best ways of supporting people with...
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Identifying gaps in domestic abuse services for older women

Domestic abuse is widespread and indiscriminate. Older women living with domestic abuse...

Challenges of research in nursing homes

In the UK, one third of the 850,000 people with dementia live in care homes. This article...

Comprehensive geriatric assessment of a mental health service user with safeguarding...

This is the final article in a short series that presents case study examples of the use of...

Digital skills training in care homes: achievement

This article describes digital skills training (DST) for staff and later, residents, as part...

Comprehensive geriatric assessment of a patient with complex needs

This is the third in a short series that presents case study examples of the application of...

Patient safety and hydration in the care of older people

Ensuring patients are adequately hydrated is a fundamental part of nursing care, however, it...

Implementing digital skills training in care homes: a literature review

This article is the first of a two-part series that informs and describes digital skills...

Experiences of the advanced nurse practitioner role in acute care

The aim of the service evaluation presented in this article was to explore the...

Addressing the nutritional needs of older patients

Malnutrition affects three million people in the UK each year, 10% of whom are aged 65 and...

Transcultural nursing strategies for carers of people with dementia

Caring for a family member with dementia is stressful, and carers from all backgrounds often...

Applying comprehensive geriatric assessment to investigate falls

This is the second article in a short series that presents case study examples of the use of...

Interaction between community pharmacists and community nurses in dementia care

There has been little research that explores the interaction between community pharmacists...

Cognitive impairment in older people living in the community

Aim To investigate the prevalence and severity of cognitive impairment among older people...

Managing verbal agitation in people with dementia and delirium

Patients with dementia and delirium in acute hospitals can exhibit verbal agitation, but...

Comprehensive geriatric assessment during emergency admission

This is the first in a short series that presents case study examples of the use of...

How a rapid response team is supporting people to remain at home

This article explores the work of a rapid response team (RRT) in an English city. The RRT is...

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