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Redesigning wards to support people with dementia in hospital

24 March 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

The Enhancing the Healing Environment programme is a nurse-led initiative, devised by charity the King’s Fund, to encourage staff to work in partnership with...

A dementia education scheme

25 March 2010

Nursing Older People


The Cornwall dementia and communication difficulties education scheme is a simple strategy to enable provision of more effective and appropriate care to patients...

Personality disorder: time for a new approach?

01 July 1999

Mental Health Practice


As a coordinator of a criminal justice mental health team, I believe acute mental health services face a fundamental Issue. How do these services ensure that...

Creating teams for acute clinical services

10 June 2009

Nursing Management


This article discusses how a project group at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, developed four multiprofessional teams that can provide first...

The role of the specialist nurse in an acute assessment and liaison service

24 December 2009

Nursing Older People


This article explores the work of an acute assessment and liaison service for older people, including the role of the older people’s specialist nurse in the service....

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...

The role of discharge co-ordinator in oncology

07 April 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Aim To explore, develop and support the role of discharge co-ordinator. Method Data were collected from multiple sources in the framework of an action research study...

Improving care for children with Down’s syndrome

28 July 2012

Learning Disability Practice


This article refers to a personal narrative in which the parents of a child born with Down’s syndrome, who subsequently required surgical intervention for a duodenal...

Nutrition in hospitalised patients

24 December 2009

Nursing Older People


This article encourages nurses working with older people in general hospital settings to reflect critically on their practice relating to nutritional care. Some...

Getting to grips with general hospital care

01 January 2006

Nursing Older People


Standard 4 of the National Service Framework for Older People (NSF) (Department of Health (DH) 2001) directs healthcare providers to ensure that older people in...