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Open AccessOC17 – Merging the person and the illness: the lived experience of emerging adults with childhood onset chronic illness

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Supplement

Theme: Transition of care. Chronic illness is emerging as major health problem in the developed world. This study explored the lived experiences of emerging adults...

Criteria for initiating end of life treatment in cancer critical care

11 May 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

As survival rates for patients with cancer improve, more patients are accessing critical care. This article explores the background to decisions to admit to critical...

Patients’ use of denial: coping with the unacceptable

15 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Mental health

Sigmund Freud (1961) identified the ego as the reality component of the personality that governs problem solving and rational thinking. As the level of anxiety...

Understanding lupus

02 August 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease mainly affecting women of childbearing years. Angela Barwick discusses the condition, dealing with the diagnosis itself, the...

Treating lower respiratory tract ailments in children and infants

07 December 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article offers a guide to history taking and initial assessment of children with respiratory ailments, outlines the risk factors involved and describes referral...

Always searching for the answers

01 May 2009

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Professor Philip Burnard wrote more than 300 scholarly papers and 40 text books during his career to become one of the most influential UK mental health nurses of...

Supporting service users into employment: a literature review

06 December 2012

Mental Health Practice

Feature

There is much literature to indicate that people with mental health issues want to work, but in society this group tends to have the highest rate of unemployment and...

The evidence base for spiritual care

01 October 2005

Nursing Management

Leadership

WITHIN CURRENT NURSING and medical practice all care should be research based, and new research should be evaluated to see if changes in clinical practice are...

Patient perceptions of rheumatoid arthritis

06 October 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rheumatoid arthritis is rarely seen as a serious public health issue, yet it is the single largest cause of disability in the UK (Badley and Tennant 1993). In this...

Fatigue in patients receiving palliative care

21 March 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses fatigue in patients receiving palliative care. The article initially considers the prevalence of fatigue in different groups of palliative...