How nurses can help in the fight against loneliness
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How nurses can help in the fight against loneliness

Lucy Harmer Director of services, Independent Age

Older people’s charity Independent Age is asking nurses to recommend its services to those who feel lonely

One in five older people in the UK is in contact with friends, families or neighbours less than once a week. One in ten is in contact less than once a month. Yet research shows older people often find it difficult to admit they are lonely, even to family and friends, because they fear being judged or blamed, or don’t want to be a burden.

Nursing Older People. 30, 1, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/nop.30.1.14.s12

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