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Depression in chronic medical illness

26 June 2009

Mental Health Practice


This article examines the issues surrounding depression in chronic medical conditions, and the role of mental health professionals in addressing them.

Chronic conditions guidelines: an introduction

01 February 2008

Primary Health Care


During 2008 Primary Health Care will focus on the chronic condition guidelines commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and...

Cancer survivorship: living with or beyond cancer

04 September 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice


An estimated two million people in the UK are living with or beyond cancer – they are cancer ‘survivors’. The disease is no longer a death sentence but a chronic...

Clinical features, psychological issues and management of constipation in childhood

01 April 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


This article provides a basic introduction to constipation and stool withholding. Anatomy and physiology, psychology and the various treatment options, including...

An overview of the management of patients with chronic pancreatitis

23 November 2016

Nursing Standard


Chronic pancreatitis is a complex inflammatory condition characterised by irreversible damage to the pancreas. This article explores the pathophysiology of this...

Personal health budgets and the role of nursing

02 March 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A personal health budget is an allocation of NHS resources that is given to an eligible individual to meet an identified set of health needs in lieu of commissioned...

Fibromyalgia: clinical features, diagnosis and management

28 September 2016

Nursing Standard


Patients with fibromyalgia experience chronic widespread pain, with associated symptoms of fatigue, sleep disturbance and memory problems. There are many therapies...

Role of nurses in supporting patients to self-manage chronic conditions

17 May 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

The burden of chronic illness is increasing globally as a result of increased life expectancy, unhealthy lifestyles, and advances in medical interventions and...

Managing patients with multimorbidity

19 June 2018

Primary Health Care

Long-term conditions

Multimorbidity is becoming an increasing problem with more patients having two or more long-term conditions. This is putting an additional burden on healthcare...

Understanding the effects of adverse childhood experiences on older people

07 December 2022

Nursing Older People

mental health

There is increasing recognition that adverse childhood experiences are linked to suboptimal mental and physical health in later life. Despite this, there has been...