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The importance of person centred care in patient assessments

Assessment is the first step in the nursing process and refers to the systematic method of collecting patient data in order to formulate plans that will be implemented to solve patient health problems (Howatson-Jones et al. 2015; ...

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Skills for Reducing Patient Anxiety

Patient anxiety is recognised by healthcare professionals as a normal response to a physical illness (House and Stark, 2002). However, it has been reported that anxiety can have a detrimental effect on patients’ wellbeing and tr...

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Nurses preventing people taking medicines they dont need

Popular media GP, Dr Mark Porter, reports in The Times this week that millions of people are taking pills they don’t need (Porter, 2016). Elderly patients’ are particularly at risk, because they frequently take multiple medica...

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