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Supporting informal carers of dying patients: the district nurse’s role

03 February 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the role of the district nurse in supporting family and friends who act as informal carers for patients who wish to die at home. The district...

District nursing in the Great War: a challenge on all fronts

30 September 2014

Primary Health Care

History

At the outbreak of the first world war in 1914, district nurses were faced with extreme challenges. With a much needed skill set, they were expected to make a...

Ministers told to give district nurses more autonomy

03 March 1999

Nursing Standard

News

HEALTH SERVICE managers do not understand district nursing services and need to co-ordinate them better as part of the NHS modernisation programme, a government...

Granulated sugar treatment for leg ulcers: a case report

02 February 2016

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

The use of sugar in the treatment of wounds dates back to Ancient Egypt. This article begins with a summary of that history and, in the case study that follows, a...