Journal of Clinical Nursing
© John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Edited By: Carol Haigh, Debra Jackson, Graeme D Smith
Impact Factor: 1.316
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 21/104 (Nursing (Social Science)); 25/106 (Nursing (Science))
Online ISSN: 1365-2702
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Free Virtual Issue: Pain
Read the latest Virtual Issue from JCN, edited by Carol Haigh
It is noticeable that pain assessment is still seen as the fundamental key to ensuring satisfactory pain management, yet little work has been done to evaluate the outcomes of the assessment and how that information can be used to promote better pain management across disparate disciplines and clinical specialities. The final paper in this virtual issue suggests a new approach to using pain assessment data that could contribute to enhanced service delivery.
Editor's Choice - January
Investigating support needs for people living with heart disease
Tess Pryor, Karen Page, Harry Patsamanis and Kellie-Ann Jolly
Surviving a serious cardiac event can be a stressful experience. It can have a significant impact the health related quality of life of an individual. Evidence shows us that those people who attend cardiac rehabilitation, with a structured education and exercise programme, after a cardiac event are more likely to do better than those who do not. However, limited attention has been given to the ongoing support that these people require once they have completed their rehabilitation programme.
In their qualitative research study, Pryor et al. highlight the importance of on-going support for people throughout the entire recovery continuum. They highlight the potential role that different types of support may play post- cardiac rehabilitation. Concluding, that on-going support may enable individuals to absorb shock, maintain lifestyle changes and navigate a new way forward in life. For me, one of the strengths of this paper is that is identifies the potential role that peer support can play post-rehabilitation. I would recommend this paper to all healthcare professionals with an interest in management of cardiovascular disease.
Professor Graeme D. Smith
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