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Medication management: older people and nursing

01 October 2005

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

Since 2001, medication management has been the topic of numerous reviews (Department of Health (DH) 2001a, 2001b), the increased collaboration between medical and...

Preventing abuse of older people

01 October 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

The author travelled to the United States on a Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarship to study the systems in place to respond to and prevent elder abuse. She...

A new account of sundown syndrome

05 November 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this study, the authors tested the hypothesis that residents requiring nursing care rather than residential care in a dual registered nursing and residential home...

Ongoing consent to care for older people in care homes

26 January 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Obtaining informed consent is a fundamental part of the care-giving process. Current policy documents emphasise the importance of including patients in planning...

Respite care and short-break support: new forms of an old idea?

01 July 2005

Nursing Older People

Care

Respite care is an umbrella term that has many meanings. In this article we review its many terms and argue that these are increasingly helpful in sorting out the...

Bed blocking

01 September 1997

Nursing Management

General artical

Ageism is with us. Older people in need of care have become an economic problem. They are a category of persons not unlike the ‘spongers’ on the state who are unable...

Hypothermia: assessment treatment and prevention

01 October 2005

Nursing Older People

CPD

Hypothermia is a condition that can have serious consequences, yet its symptoms are often unrecognised in older people because they can be easily confused with...

All but invisible: older gay men and lesbians

01 June 2005

Nursing Older People

Care

The sexuality of older people has been something of a neglected issue and has only recently received long-awaited attention (for example, Archibald 1998, 2001, 2002,...

Developing practice for healthy ageing

01 April 2006

Nursing Older People

Care

The Foundation of Nursing Studies together with Pfizer Ltd has set aside susbtantial funds to reinforce the role of nursing in health promotion for older people....

Bionursing: the management of migraine and vomiting

31 January 1996

Nursing Standard

Biological sciences