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Chronic kidney disease:risk factors, assessment and nursing care

21 November 2006

Nursing Standard

Continuing professional development

This article provides an overview of chronic kidney disease in adults and outlines nursing management in primary and secondary care. Patient assessment, including...

An overview of the management of patients with chronic pancreatitis

23 November 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Chronic pancreatitis is a complex inflammatory condition characterised by irreversible damage to the pancreas. This article explores the pathophysiology of this...

Chronic kidney disease: risk factors, assessment and nursing care

15 November 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article provides an overview of chronic kidney disease in adults and outlines nursing management in primary and secondary care. Patient assessment, including...

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...

Management of systemic lupus erythematosus: part 1

16 July 1997

Nursing Standard

Clinical

Lupus has been known as a disease for over 2,000 years. Hippocrates first described lupus lesions and the name lupus’, Latin for wolf, was used to describe the...

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...

Fundamentals of chronic pain in children and young people. Part 2

04 November 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

Chronic pain is common in childhood and can have severe physical and psychological consequences but, unlike acute pain, it is not always recognised by nurses and...

Managing ascites in patients with chronic liver disease

05 February 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses the pathophysiology of ascites, a complication associated with chronic liver disease. The diagnosis and grading of ascites and assessment of...

Depression in chronic medical illness

26 June 2009

Mental Health Practice

Feature

This article examines the issues surrounding depression in chronic medical conditions, and the role of mental health professionals in addressing them.

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...