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Medication management: older people and nursing

01 October 2005

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

Since 2001, medication management has been the topic of numerous reviews (Department of Health (DH) 2001a, 2001b), the increased collaboration between medical and...

Preventing abuse of older people

01 October 2010

Nursing Management


The author travelled to the United States on a Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarship to study the systems in place to respond to and prevent elder abuse. She...

Respite care and short-break support: new forms of an old idea?

01 July 2005

Nursing Older People


Respite care is an umbrella term that has many meanings. In this article we review its many terms and argue that these are increasingly helpful in sorting out the...

A new account of sundown syndrome

05 November 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this study, the authors tested the hypothesis that residents requiring nursing care rather than residential care in a dual registered nursing and residential home...

Ongoing consent to care for older people in care homes

26 January 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Obtaining informed consent is a fundamental part of the care-giving process. Current policy documents emphasise the importance of including patients in planning...

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...

Spiritual assessment: developing an assessment tool

01 March 2006

Nursing Older People


Patients’ ‘spirituality’ is widely considered to be a factor that nurses need to consider in their assessments. But Jeanette Power suggests ways in which assessments...

Hypothermia: assessment treatment and prevention

01 October 2005

Nursing Older People


Hypothermia is a condition that can have serious consequences, yet its symptoms are often unrecognised in older people because they can be easily confused with...

Dysphagia in a general practice population

01 November 2005

Nursing Older People


Dysphagia is common in older people but it has been difficult to identify any studies examining the condition in typical primary care patients. Heather Morris...

All but invisible: older gay men and lesbians

01 June 2005

Nursing Older People


The sexuality of older people has been something of a neglected issue and has only recently received long-awaited attention (for example, Archibald 1998, 2001, 2002,...
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