Understanding sickle cell disorders
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Understanding sickle cell disorders

Lorna Bennett Clinical service manager – haemoglobinopathies, Islington Primary Care Trust, London

More than 12,500 people in England have sickle cell disorders. This article explains how these disorders can be inherited and discusses the associated clinical problems. The author focuses on social, psychosocial and cultural aspects, and the implications for nursing practice are examined.

Nursing Standard. 19, 32, 52-61. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.



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