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Inappropriate admissions to hospital: the views of nursing and residential homes

05 May 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Acute admissions of older people from residential and nursing homes are often seen as inappropiate by both residential and hospital nursing staff. In this survey,...

Enhancing seamless care: A review

01 June 2002

Paediatric Nursing


Despite the somewhat romantic phrasing, the idea of children and their families having positive experiences of care through a ‘seamless web’ is definitely a...

Intermediate care for older people

01 June 2007

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Up to 40 per cent of older people do not go to hospital after calling an emergency ambulance and until recently were not referred on to any other community services....

The named nurse in practice

10 May 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The study described here explored the concept of the named nurse from the perspective of the trained nurse working on the wards, by means of a questionnaire.

A reflective evaluation of patient handover practices

01 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article is a personal reflection of the patient handover process. It explores approaches to handover, issues of time management, documentation and...

Providing rehabilitation services for people with dementia through intermediate care

01 March 2008

Nursing Older People


This article describes a Department of Health-funded study that mapped rehabilitation services–and examples of good practice–for older people with dementia in...

Living life after cancer treatment: a nurse-led support service

20 December 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


Until relatively recently, scant attention has been paid to life after cancer treatment in the healthcare system. Given that half the people diagnosed with cancer in...

Partners in crime

01 November 2004

Mental Health Practice


The mental health needs of children and young people have been increasingly recognised over the last 20 years (Department of Health 1999). There is an estimated...

Incorporating adult placement in assertive outreach services

01 December 2007

Mental Health Practice


In 2005, some colleagues and I (Williams et al 2005) wrote a case study article on the use of an adult placement (AP) scheme provided for assertive outreach (AO)...

bridging the gap: supporting people recently discharged from hospital

01 October 2002

Nursing Older People


For older people with functional mental health problems, leaving hospital can be very daunting and, although the care programme approach aims to ensure that clients...