Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Nursing student perspectives on a quality learning environment in general practice

Nursing student perspectives on a quality learning environment in general practice

General practice continues to increase in use as a placement area for nursing students in...

Palliative and end of life care in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Palliative and end of life care in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a life-limiting interstitial lung disease. We do not know...

Prescribing

A qualitative systematic review of the factors that influence prescribing decisions by...

This article aims to understand the factors that influence nurse independent prescribers’...

Heart failure

Working together to achieve better outcomes for patients with heart failure

The prevalence of long-term health conditions is increasing as the population ages...

Diabetes

Diabesity prevention programme in primary care

‘Diabesity’, a term that combines diabetes and obesity, is the new epidemic in healthcare...

Ghana clinic

Health service factors that affect adherence to tuberculosis treatment in Ghana

Most of the global cases of tuberculosis (TB) are found in Asia and Africa. This is largely...

CPD articles

Managing patients with multimorbidity

Managing patients with multimorbidity

Multimorbidity is becoming an increasing problem with more patients having two or more long-...

Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with specific focus on diet

Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with...

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder of gastrointestinal function with symptoms...

Skin

Skin infections

This article outlines the issues involved in assessing and managing people who present with...

Lungs

Improving interpretation of spirometry for better diagnosis

Spirometry is the most widely used pulmonary function test. It is useful for identifying...

Insulin

Insulin safety: avoiding mistakes and reducing risk

Insulin is a powerful glucose-lowering agent which can save lives and have a significant...

Louse

Skin infestations

Infestations can be found on the skin or cause skin reactions. There are many types of skin...

Research focus

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome

This is a chronic debilitating illness and is, for many, a long-term condition. Our focus...

End of life care for homeless people

Research focus: end of life care for homeless people

Homeless people have a shortened life expectancy (Crisis 2012). This digest summarises three...

Advice on sleep position and foetal movement links to stillbirth 

Links between sleep position and foetal movement prior to stillbirth

Blended feeds in children and young people

Aspects of blended feeds in children and young people are explored through the following...

Angelina Jolie

The ‘Angelina Jolie effect’

Three studies evaluating the effect of the film star’s disclosure that she was a carrier of...

Tattoos and piercings

Three recent studies identify the affects tattoos and body piercings have on the nursing...

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