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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


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

The evidence base for spiritual care

01 October 2005

Nursing Management


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


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

Responding appropriately to patients with chronic illnesses

21 February 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A significant proportion of the population lives with chronic illness and nurses are likely to come into contact with these patients on a regular basis. However,...

The needs of children and young people with cerebral palsy

27 May 2010

Paediatric Nursing


Because cerebral palsy (CP) is a sufficiently common condition of childhood and adolescence, the number and needs of these children and young people with cerebral...

The relevance of self-directed care

02 November 2009

Primary Health Care


More than 15 million people in England live with a long-term condition and the Department of Health (DH) predicts that this number will increase by one million every...

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


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...

Self-management in chronic conditions: partners in health scale instrument validation

27 February 2014

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Aims This article describes a study that aimed to validate the Self-care in Chronic Conditions Partners in Health Scale instrument in the Mexican population. The...