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Exploring nurses’ use of language with older people

01 November 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

The authors discuss ways in which nurses speak to older people. Research shows that the words nurses use can have a powerful effect on the wellbeing of older people....

Strategies for enhancing the delivery of person-centred care

28 May 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The implementation of person-centred care is considered complex and hard to sustain in today’s NHS. To provide a dignified and caring experience to all, equality in...

Promoting the independence of people with intellectual disabilities

10 November 2010

Learning Disability Practice

CPD

Here we explore the enormous implications that independence has for people with intellectual disabilities. After completing the activities, readers will be able to...

A parent’s pathway to helping her children gain their independence

01 May 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Since the death of her husband in December 2001, Christine Noble, who has a borderline learning disability, has been provided with support in the home. Christine’s...

A joined-up approach to improving older people’s health and wellbeing

03 May 2016

Nursing Management

Feature

This article describes how a joined-up approach to housing, health and wellbeing is making a difference to the lives of older people and particularly the lives of...

Preserving vision and promoting visual health in older people

30 June 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Reduction in vision is not inevitable but a manageable consequence of getting older. Some physiological and disease processes associated with ageing may reduce...

Arthritis in the older person: part 1

01 June 2005

Nursing Older People

Continuing professional development

Part 1 of this two-part article identifies the major musculoskeletal disorders affecting older people, the signs and symptoms of these disorders and the available...

Arthritis in the older person: part 2

01 July 2005

Nursing Older People

CPD

Part 1 of this article, in last month’s Nursing Older People, identified the major musculoskeletal disorders affecting older people, the signs and symptoms of these...

Caring in a forgotten land

11 April 2006

Nursing Standard

Feature

Since Saparmurat Niyazov became president of Turkmenistan, its healthcare system has spiralled downwards, with the closure of hospitals and the sacking of thousands...

Winning confidence

02 April 2008

Nursing Standard

Feature

Nursing Standard Nurse Awards 2008 winner Karen Logan improved intermittent self catheterisation services, provided evidence-based guidance for nurses and ensured a...