Meaningful engagement between secondary school students and older patients in an acute hospital
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Meaningful engagement between secondary school students and older patients in an acute hospital

Wendy Mashlan Lead advanced nurse practitioner, care of the elderly medicine, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, Bridgend, Wales
Sara Ralston Ward manager, shared care ward, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, Bridgend, Wales
Lauren Jones Trainee nurse practitioner, care of the elderly medicine, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, Bridgend, Wales

This article discusses the development and outcomes of a project involving a shared care acute hospital ward (mental health and medical) and a local secondary school in South Wales. The project enabled meaningful interaction between school pupils and patients with dementia, depression and delirium. It also provided secondary school pupils with the opportunity to understand the role of hospital-based healthcare staff and the needs of older patients.

Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2019.e1190

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Correspondence

wendymashlan@yahoo.co.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Mashlan W, Ralston S, Jones L (2019) Meaningful engagement between secondary school students and older patients in an acute hospital. Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2019.e1190

Published online: 16 October 2019