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Difficult conversations? Engaging patients in reducing waste in health care
Purpose – Reducing waste in health care can result in savings that could be used to meet the projected shortfall in NHS funding or to meet the care needs of vulnerable groups. Patients and their families can contribute ...
Reducing waste in the NHS: an overview of the literature and challenges for the nursing profession
Waste in the NHS is estimated to account for 20% of health expenditure. This article examines the literature on reducing waste, analyses some approaches to waste reduction, and identifies the role that nurses and other ...
The Role of Self-Management Practices as Mechanisms for Re-Establishing Normality in Cancer Survivors
This article explores the relationship between cancer survivors' use of self-management practices and their search for normality. Using Frank's illness narratives and other theoretical literature on normality in chronic ...
Absconding: reducing failure to return in adult mental health wards
Failing to return from leave from acute psychiatric wards can have a range of negative consequences for patients, relatives and staff. This study used quality improvement methodology to improve the processes around patient ...