It is not always kind to keep older people in bed
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It is not always kind to keep older people in bed

Stacey Finlay Unit sister, Domnall Intermediate Care Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, British Geriatrics Society, London, England

In geriatric medicine and nursing older people, we often say ‘it’s not about age’, which could be viewed as inaccurate given our specialty is defined as the care of people aged over 65. However, we do not define patients by their chronological age. We view our patients holistically and know that chronological ageing does not always match an individual’s level of fitness or frailty.

Nursing Older People. 34, 4, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/nop.34.4.5.s1

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