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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)
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)
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)
Skin diseases affect 20-30% of the population at any one time, seriously interfering with activities in 10%. Skin conditions are, by their vary nature, visible. As a result, those with a skin condition receive the same reaction from society as anyone who looks 'different'. They can be subjected to stares, whispered comments, antagonism, insult or exclusion(More)
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)
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)
Atopic eczema is a chronic skin condition affecting between 5% and 20% of children aged up to 11 years, and the numbers are increasing. While eczema is often seen to be a minor problem, research has shown that it can cause considerable disruption to the lives of children and their carers, and can incur significant cost for the family and the healthcare(More)
Managing atopic eczema and other dry and itchy skin conditions is a skill required in all nursing specialties. Nurses need to assess and address their patients' skin-care needs. Atopic eczema and all dry and itchy skin conditions require emollient therapy to restore the skin barrier. Nurses are ideally placed to educate patients in the importance of(More)