The management of frailty in practice
Intended for healthcare professionals
Research focus Previous     Next

The management of frailty in practice

Claire Nelson Consultant practitioner trainee specialising, Frailty, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Frailty is a recognised state of increased vulnerability to adverse outcomes resulting from an interaction of physical, psychological, socio-economic and co-morbidity factors. As a diagnosis it is independently associated with falls, decreased quality of life, hospital admissions, premature entry into long-term care and death. Recognising frailty and offering personalised interventions can help support individuals to live well with the condition, to maintain independence and to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. The three studies summarised below specifically describe the interventions that support the management of recognised frailty in practice

Nursing Older People. 29, 9, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/nop.29.9.13.s13

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in

OR

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or