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Bed blocking

01 September 1997

Nursing Management

General artical

Ageism is with us. Older people in need of care have become an economic problem. They are a category of persons not unlike the ‘spongers’ on the state who are unable...

Tackling ageism in cancer treatment

30 January 2013

Nursing Older People

Feature

Evidence shows that older patients are discriminated against when it comes to cancer treatment. A pilot project was commissioned by the Department of Health in...

Ageism in renal replacement therapy

01 December 2003

Nursing Older People

General

The need to avoid discrimination against older people in the provision of health or social services on the basis of age is highlighted in the National Service...

The effect of ageism on older people and implications for nursing practice

11 July 2018

Nursing Older People

Reflection

Ageism has numerous negative effects on the lives of older people, including their health and well-being. In this reflective account a nursing student explores these...

Does ageism still exist in nurse education?

28 May 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Worldwide demographic changes mean that older people represent a significant group of patients for nurses everywhere. Ageism is increasingly recognised as an issue...

Developing a culture of relationship-centred care in a care home group

29 September 2016

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

This article outlines the development of a new way of working across a group of care homes in south east Wales, based on a philosophy of relationship-centred care...

Ask the difficult questions

01 December 2009

Nursing Standard

General article

We all make judgements about people based on pre-conceived ideas. Recognising individuality is key to avoiding discrimination.

Where age is no barrier

13 August 2008

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

A determination to stamp out age discrimination in the workplace has resulted in one trust becoming an age-positive employment champion.

Poor care and the professional duty of the registered nurse

28 April 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Concerns have been raised in recent years about standards of care in the UK. Notable failures have been identified in the care of vulnerable older adults. This...

Attitudes towards caring for older people in Scotland, Sweden and the United States

28 February 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aim To explore the attitudes of nurses and nursing students in Scotland, Sweden and the US towards working with older people. Method This quantitative study used the...