How nurses can promote healthy ageing and prevention
Lynne Pearce Health journalist
Preventing health problems in older people should be the cornerstone of geriatric medicine and nurses have an important role to play
Prevention is as relevant to older people as it is to their younger counterparts, says a British Geriatrics Society report, Healthier for longer – how healthcare professionals can support older people, which argues that while gains in longevity may be modest, quality of life can be improved significantly.
Nursing Older People. 32, 1, 8-9. doi: 10.7748/nop.32.1.8.s7