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Sometimes as healthcare professionals we can be more than a little idealistic in our expectations of what our patients can live with and manage while dealing with their diabetes.
In England, the proportion of adults that were overweight including obese, increased between 1993 and 2012 from 57.6% to 66.6% among men and from 48.6% to 57.2% among women
The initiative to eliminate pressure ulcers has been another radical project. Prior to its instigation I would see patients every single week with sacral pressure ulcers large enough that you could get your fist into them
Sugar tax has been in the news over recent weeks. What do you think of this proposal and the support it is gaining? Will it make any difference to our eating habits? What might we stop eating or reduce in our diets with such a tax?
The British Medical Association (BMA) and the government have agreed on a potential agreement that will suspend strike action, however the strikes are still planned to start at 8am tomorrow
The government’s plan to remove funding for student nurses will “saddle future generations of these student nurses with even more debt and financial pressures,” according to the Royal College of Nursing
Anger and aggression can be viewed as both a problem and a normal part of development, as both benefits and risks to the individual can be observed
Movement, gait and balance disorders represent a major health problem, especially in the older population. Movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, tremor, tics and dystonia, are common and disabling conditions
Low back pain is so common that it might be considered normal. Nurses will encounter it themselves, and in their patients and colleagues
Female genital mutilation involves removing and damaging healthy female genital tissue, and hence interferes with the natural function of girls’ and women’s bodies