Primary hyperparathyroidism and the role of the nurse
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Primary hyperparathyroidism and the role of the nurse

Jennie Walker Clinical educator, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham

Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common endocrine disorder that results in elevated levels of parathyroid hormone and subsequent hypercalcaemia. Nurses have an important role in the support, education and care of the older person undergoing surgical or conservative treatment. Knowledge of pathophysiology is essential to ensure complications of hyperparathyroidism are identified promptly and managed appropriately alongside existing healthcare needs.

Nursing Older People. 28, 6, 27-32. doi: 10.7748/nop.2016.e808


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Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 14 February 2016

Accepted: 02 June 2016