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Safeguarding older patients

01 September 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Active involvement of patients, relatives and staff in the clinical processes of assessment, care planning, evaluation of care and audit of clinical practices can...

Using advocacy to safeguard older people with learning disabilities

29 July 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Older people with learning disabilities may be viewed as potentially vulnerable and therefore in need of safeguarding. Advocacy should be part of the safeguarding...

Doing time: health care in the criminal justice system

01 December 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

Prisoners over the age of 60 are the fastest growing age group in prison, but they face isolation and discrimination because their specialist health, social and...

Safeguarding vulnerable older people in hospital

26 September 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

Safeguarding vulnerable older people is the responsibility of all healthcare professionals, but what this means in reality and how it can be achieved in practice is...

Protecting vulnerable people

10 February 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The Vetting and Barring Scheme is an assurance scheme that came into force on October 12 2009 as part of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. It applies to...

Raising magistrates’ awareness of vulnerable adults: a pilot

09 December 2016

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

More than 90% of prisoners have one or more mental health disorders, and it has been found that most prison systems are ill-equipped to provide appropriate mental...

Abuse: does zero tolerance work in learning disability settings?

09 July 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article will critique the Department of Health (DH) zero tolerance campaign, which was intended to wipe out violence and aggression in the NHS. It will explore...

Safeguarding vulnerable adults’ liberty: creating a new role

05 October 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Ministry of Justice 2008) were introduced in April 2009 to protect people who lack the capacity to consent to treatment. Since...

Assessment and management of older prisoners

30 April 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

People over 60 make up the fastest growing age group in prison, but their specialist health and social needs may be difficult to accommodate on general wings. The...

Improved safeguarding of older people through inter-agency learning

30 December 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Elder abuse remains a significant problem nationally and globally. Early definitions of abuse, however, oversimplified the phenomena and while the complexity of...