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Funded care: sorting fact from fiction

01 December 2001

Nursing Older People

News comment

The government's commitment that people in nursing homes should not have to pay for the care they receive from a registered nurse was implemented on October 1. The...

Ask the experts

01 September 2004

Nursing Older People

Resources

I am pleased to be able to set out the background and intent of a new series to start in next month’s issue. Nursing Older People is an important source of...

Connecting with the grass roots of care and caring

01 December 2007

Nursing Older People

Comment

I have just had the privilege of attending the RCN’s Nursing Older People Conference in Cardiff entitled, ‘Respecting the difference: dilemmas in dignity and...

The national dementia strategy: nurses need to lead change

01 February 2009

Nursing Older People

Comment

It is estimated that 570,000 people have dementia in the UK. That means every nurse working in adult nursing will have cared for patients with dementia at some...

Nutrition is vital to the process of recovery and wellbeing

01 May 2008

Nursing Older People

Comment

Last month’s release of data from the largest nutrition screening survey ever undertaken in the UK makes uneasy reading. More than a third (35 per cent) of patients...

Dignity: an age old issue

01 September 2008

Nursing Older People

Comment

It is 27 years this September since I started my training and it was potentially going to be one of the shortest ever nursing careers. During my second clinical...

Leading from the front

01 June 2003

Nursing Older People

News comment

Effective clinical leadership is key to improving care for older people, wherever that care is provided, and nursing has been central to the success of changing...

England: progress made, more to be done

01 February 2006

Nursing Older People

News comment

As we welcome a new year we are also at a point in history where we will see considerable change to the way health care is provided and, as key members of the...

The NHS celebrates its diamond anniversary

01 February 2008

Nursing Older People

Comment

This year marks the 60th birthday of the NHS, begun in Clement Atlee’s post-war Labour government. Despite its many failings, there is much to celebrate,...

One chance to get it right

01 December 2008

Nursing Older People

Comment

Recently I chaired a conference hosted by the National Council for Palliative Care focusing on the issues of comorbidity and dying with dignity. Being a conference...