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Care of patients with fibromyalgia: assessment and management

27 November 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain, muscle stiffness, unrefreshed sleep and fatigue. The condition is associated...

Recognising and meeting the needs of people with osteoarthritis

31 August 2012

Primary Health Care


Osteoarthritis is a common condition among older people, and is responsible for a significant proportion of disability, psychological distress and reduced quality of...

Biological basis of child health 6: development of the skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions

07 September 2020

Nursing Children and Young People


This article is the sixth in a series on the biological basis of child health. It provides an overview of the development of the skeletal system before and after...

Osteoporosis and fragility fractures: risk assessment, management and prevention

19 December 2019

Nursing Older People

Long-term conditions

Osteoporosis is a chronic skeletal condition characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of the bones that disproportionately affects older...

Use of night-time positioning equipment in care home residents with postural asymmetry: a pilot study

25 March 2020

Nursing Older People


Background Twenty four-hour postural care that includes the use of night-time positioning equipment (NTPE) is being increasingly recommended. However, because most...