Simulated practice with registered nurses
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Simulated practice with registered nurses

Lindsay Dingwall Clinical/academic nurse consultant (older people), University of Dundee, Scotland

Could using simulated practice with registered nurses improve the delivery of physical and mental healthcare for older people in hospital?

Mental, physical and social health are inextricably linked and an unmet need in one of these domains has a negative effect on well-being in the other two. Of older people admitted to acute settings, 60% have, or will develop, a mental health condition(s) or cognitive impairment (Goldberg et al 2012).

Nursing Older People. 30, 2, 23-23. doi: 10.7748/nop.30.2.23.s19