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Care Management

The domain Care management will be addressed within this paper using a long term condition case study to highlight the development and learning of this student. The Long Term Medical Conditions Alliance (2002) defines the term long term condition as “a condition of prolonged duration that may affect any aspect of the person’s life”. A […]

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Ulcerative colitis

The young gentleman I took part in his care had an underlying condition of ulcerative colitis but was admitted as suffering from acute nephritis. This is normally a condition that exhibits itself in the form of inflammation of the kidney’s glomeruli (Milly 2005, pg 234). The patient was admitted exhibiting symptoms like; cola-colored urine, high […]

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Why are most African Americans socially disadvantaged

African Americans have come a long way since the days of slavery, however they are still socially disadvantaged in ‘the land of the free’. The core of the problem as to why most African Americans are socially disadvantaged comes down to wealth inequality. If they had a relatively equal share of the wealth that white […]

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Gibb’s Model of Communication – An Interaction

This is a reflective essay based on an experience during a clinical placement at a local hospital. The purpose of this essay is to examine the use of communication and interpersonal skills in clinical practice. I have decided on a particular event where a considerable length of time was spent communicating verbally and non verbally […]

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To thump, or not to thump

It has been a known fact that a cardiac arrest is a medical emergency that is potentially reversible if treated early, but however, with delayed or absent intervention, clinical death is inevitable. In this report, I describe a case of successful cardiac resuscitation at my work place in the Intensive Care Unit, where an uncommon […]

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The bio-psycho-social perspectives

The aim of this essay is to critically evaluate the bio-psycho-social perspectives and influences on the health and well being of a patient, who has been nursed during an acute placement. In this essay names and places have been altered, to uphold the professional requirements, of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2008). The pseudonym […]

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How to maximise someone’s health after they have had a stroke

This assignment is on maximising health. It will talk about how to maximise someone’s health after they have had a stroke. This assignment will talk about a particular person called Mr J. The name has been changed for confidentiality reasons in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Professional Conduct (NMC 2003). Strokes can […]

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Coronary Heart Disease

CHD (coronary heart disease) is a common disabling disease and a leading cause of mortality in the UK and developed world. CHD is a preventable disease that kills more than 110,000 people in England every year. More than 1.4 million people suffer from angina and 275,000 people have a heart attack annually. CHD is the […]

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Something nice and wholesome and harmless, quaint and static

So says an inscription erected by Michael Balcon outside of Ealing Studios when they were sold to the BBC in 1955. It is a very accurate summation of what went on at Ealing Studios during the period of Balcon’s stewardship from 1939 when he took over from Basil Dean as the head of what was […]

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Professional and Ethical Practice, Care delivery, Care Management

This essay will reflect on my first clinical experience during my placement. I will discuss about four domains which are Professional and Ethical Practice, Care delivery, Care Management and Personal and Professional development. I will also define reflection as well as highlight my strength and weakness and relate theory to practice and then finally give […]

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