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Dementia in acute units: confusion

18 January 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical dementia

This is the fifth article in our series which looks at how nurses in acute units can manage the behaviour problems posed by people with dementia. The focus this...

Delirium part two: nursing management

04 April 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Delirium is a common and under-reported problem in older adults. It can have a negative effect on patient outcomes and nurses often fail to identify it. This is the...

Inclusion of carers when confused relatives are admitted to hospital

28 May 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

It is well recognised that many older people have dementia but have never been investigated or received a formal diagnosis. If they are admitted to acute hospitals...

Reflexivity in a study of family carers in home palliative care: a personal account

21 October 2011

Nurse Researcher


Aim To discuss a personal account of the role of reflexivity in a qualitative, grounded theory study with family carers in home palliative care. Background The study...

Management of acute confusion in patients with CNS infections

11 December 2013

Nursing Standard


This article discusses the management of acute confusion and aggression in patients with infections of the central nervous system (CNS). The issues discussed are...

Recognising and managing delirium in patients receiving palliative and end of life care

26 September 2018

Nursing Standard

end of life care

Delirium is the most common neuropsychiatric disorder in patients with palliative and end of life care needs; therefore, providing effective care for patients, and...

Prevention, recognition and management of delirium in patients who are critically ill

04 October 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Delirium is common in patients who are critically ill, often resulting in extended hospital stays and increased mortality and morbidity. There are several subtypes...