The Clinical Practice Gap Within The Delivery Of Safe And Evidence Based Practice When Caring For People With Diabetes

1400 Words Nov 10th, 2016 6 Pages
This literature review aims to discover the clinical practice gap in the delivery of safe and evidence-based practice when caring for people with diabetes. Among five domains of the National Health Service (NHS) Framework Outcomes 2016/17 (Department of Health [DoH], 2016) Domain 2 “enhancing the quality of life for people with long-term condition” has been chosen as it relates to the topic “Diabetes” as a long term condition. This assignment begins with the background information regarding diabetes and barriers to exercise, a brief explanation how this is relevant to Domain 2 and the clarification of why literature review is needed. It will follow on to examine the methodology for searching literature and the procedures followed to ensure that the studies are rigorous enough to inform practice by summarising the findings under the key themes. Further, this assignment will discuss the clinical practice gap identified in the studies and thereby make some recommendations. Lastly, a conclusion will be drawn summarising the key points made in the essay.
Diabetes is one of the biggest public health issues that the UK is facing now with one person being diagnosed in every 2 minutes (Diabetes UK, 2015). Diabetes is a condition that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or produce insulin cannot use it effectively; insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar (Diabetes UK, 2013). A report from Diabetes UK in 2014 indicates that currently…

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