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Help combat ageism

30 March 2012

Nursing Older People


It is more than a decade since the National Service Framework for Older People set the goal of ending age discrimination in the NHS in England; making clear that...

Being research-savvy in acute care settings

28 April 2017

Nursing Older People


We are good at reinventing the wheel in older people’s nursing, where we often find ourselves struggling with the same practice issues regardless of care setting....

Achieving dignity for older people with dementia in hospital

23 March 2011

Nursing Standard


The quality of care for people with dementia in general hospital settings has attracted widespread concern. While organisation-wide strategies are needed to address...

Learning from older people who use urgent care services

01 May 2008

Emergency Nurse


Older people are high users of emergency care services, in particular emergency department (ED) and ambulance services (Department of Health (DH) 2007).

Organisation of care for older people in A&E

01 June 2000

Emergency Nurse

A&S Science

THE NEEDS OF OLDER PEOPLE REPRESENT an under-recognised but significant part of the workload of A&E nurses. In 1998, an action research study was commissioned by a...

Guidance on best practice in acute care

24 December 2009

Nursing Older People


This article discusses how the Best Practice for Older People in Acute Care Settings (BPOP): Guidance for Nurses (2009) CD-ROM (Bridges et al 2009a) and accompanying...

Open AccessHow can I improve cancer services for people with dementia?

30 August 2022

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence and practice

People with dementia have poorer cancer outcomes than those without, and are more likely to experience complications and poorer overall survival (McWilliams et al...

Older adults’ experiences of A&E care

01 October 1999

Emergency Nurse


Karen Spilsbury and colleagues describe their research into the narrative accounts of older patients retelling their experiences in one A&E department in the UK

Development and validation of a methodology to measure the time taken by hospital nurses to make vital signs observations

02 July 2020

Nurse Researcher

tool reliability

Background Several time and motion studies have sought to quantify the nursing work involved in observing patients’ vital signs. However, none of these studies...

Understanding factors that affect older people’s capacity to manage the workload associated with living with cancer

19 July 2022

Cancer Nursing Practice

patient experience

Background Many older people who are living with cancer do so with concurrent complex health and social issues. Assessment and treatment planning for cancer often...