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Cheryl Rolin-Gilman, Bonnie Fournier, Kristin Cleverley
Assessing and managing chronic pain in women with histories of interpersonal trauma, mood disorders and co-morbid addiction is complex. The aim of this paper is to report on the findings from a quality improvement project exploring women's experiences who have co-occurring mental health issues, addiction and chronic pain. Exploring perceptions was an initial step in implementing the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Guideline (BPG) on the Assessment and Management of Pain. Focus group discussions were conducted using an exploratory design with 10 women who were hospitalized in an acute psychiatric unit...
June 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
Anette Bergqvist, Maria Karlsson, Anniqa Foldemo, Rikard Wärdig, Sally Hultsjö
The aim of this study was to explore mental health staffs' experiences of assisting people with psychotic disorders to implement lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent metabolic syndrome. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 12 health care professionals working in psychosis outpatient care in Sweden. Data were analysed using a qualitative content analysis. The results illustrate that implementation of lifestyle changes among people with psychotic disorders was experienced as difficult, but possible...
May 2013: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Rikke H Moe, Espen A Haavardsholm, Margreth Grotle, Eldri Steen, Ingvild Kjeken, Kåre Birger Hagen, Till Uhlig
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent progressive musculoskeletal disorder, leading to pain and disability. Patient information and education are considered core elements in treatment guidelines for OA; however, there is to our knowledge no evidence-based recommendation on the best approach, content or length on educational programmes in OA. OBJECTIVE: to develop a brief, patient oriented disease specific multidisciplinary education programme (MEP) to enhance self-management in patients with OA...
2011: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Kim Usher, John A Baker, Colin Holmes, Belinda Stocks
AIM: This paper is a report of a study exploring the medical and nursing decision-making process associated with the prescription and administration of 'as needed' psychotropic medication. BACKGROUND: The administration of 'as needed' psychotropic medications is a relatively autonomous component of a nurse's role, allowing for the capacity to administer psychotropic medications rapidly in acute situations or at the request of a patient. From the research evidence available to date, it is very difficult to determine how doctors and nurses make decisions about the prescription and administration of 'as needed' psychotropic medications...
May 2009: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Heather L Orsted, Gordon E Searles, Heather Trowell, Leah Shapera, Pat Miller, John Rahman
PURPOSE: To provide the specialist in skin and wound care with evidence-based guidelines for care of the person with a diabetic foot ulcer. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care and related disorders. OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to: 1. Describe the pathophysiology, assessment, and diagnostic techniques related to diabetic foot ulcers...
December 2007: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Brian G McKenna, Alexander I F Simpson, John H Coverdale
AIM: The aim of this article is to outline best practice management strategies for nurses during the clinical application of civil commitment of mentally ill persons. METHOD: A thorough literature search on 'coercion' and 'civil commitment' was undertaken using MEDLINE, CINAHL and PSYCHINFO. Published and unpublished research undertaken by the authors in New Zealand on this topic was drawn upon. This research considered the use of civil commitment during admission to acute mental health services, acute forensic mental health services and community mental health services...
February 2006: Contemporary Nurse
M D Maryniuk
The incidence of cardiovascular disease is four to five times greater in people with diabetes than in people without diabetes. Lipid disorders, along with elevated blood pressure, cigarette smoking, and abdominal obesity, are major risk factors for people with diabetes. All adults with diabetes should be screened for blood lipid levels including triglycerides, cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. The low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol should be measured more routinely in people with diabetes than suggested in the National Cholesterol Education Project (NCEP) guidelines...
September 1993: Diabetes Educator
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