Sandra Lawton

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BACKGROUND Skin disease can have a huge impact on quality of life for patients and their families. Nurses have an important role in the delivery of specialist dermatology services, and prescribing enhances the care they provide. The views of dermatology patients about nurse prescribing are unknown. OBJECTIVES To explore the views of dermatology patients(More)
Emollients can perform an important role in the treatment of a number of dermatological conditions. Currently, the use of emollient therapy in the UK is supported only by limited guidelines and a best-practice statement, although guidelines do exist for specific conditions such as childhood eczema. To address this need, a group of clinical professionals(More)
Major skin changes are one of the many features occurring with ageing and it is estimated that 70% of elderly people have skin problems (APGS, 2000). A report into skin diseases in elderly people highlighted that older people were noted to suffer from a lack of sensitivity to their skin care needs and related problems, training was lacking for healthcare(More)
OBJECTIVES The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Science and Research Department was commissioned by the Department of Health to develop national care pathways for children with allergies. The eczema pathway focuses on defining the competences to improve the equity of care received by children with eczema. METHOD The eczema pathway was(More)
BACKGROUND Eczema is a common condition, yet there are uncertainties regarding many frequently used treatments. Knowing which of these uncertainties matter to patients and clinicians is important, because they are likely to have different priorities from those of researchers and funders. OBJECTIVES To identify the uncertainties in eczema treatment that(More)
Service outcome was examined by a preconsultation (part 1) and a 6-week postconsultation (part 2) patient questionnaire in 29 hospital dermatology departments randomly selected from an original sample of 187 centres across the U.K. The outcome measures were: quality of life as measured by the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and Children's DLQI(More)
  • Sandra Lawton
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 2004
Dry skin conditions are common in infants and young people. Emollients are the mainstay of treatment and play an important role in rehydrating dry skin. Nurses need to have a good knowledge of the causes of dry skin, the importance of skin barrier function and the properties and effective use of emollients if they are to help parents and children choose the(More)
Specialist management of children with atopic eczema is directed towards education, treatment and reassurance of the child and family. A specialist clinic can tailor care to the individual needs of those attending. Specialist clinics should be constantly evaluated and developed to cope with the changing demands and needs of patients with atopic eczema.
Technology is often viewed as a way of bringing about change in professional roles in health care. While this was the case in the service that we studied, we would contend that there were organisational and cultural factors that were equally, if not more important. This was a qualitative study, using observation and interviews, of a relatively new service(More)