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Royal Bournemouth Hospital to enforce patient 'eviction' policy

Hospital to enforce seven-day 'eviction' policy to free up beds

21-Nov-2014

A hospital on the South coast is to tell overstaying patients fit enough to go home they will have seven days to leave or face possible legal action, amid fears of bed-blocking.

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Complex jobs 'may preserve memory'

Having a complex job 'may help preserve memory', say researchers

20-Nov-2014

Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction may protect the brain from mental decline, research suggests.

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How can you tell if a person with dementia is in pain?

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'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care'

'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care' Subscription Required

22-Aug-2014

Recently I spent three days attending my trust’s mandatory and statutory training on topics covering a range of issues from manual handling and basic life support, to Datix reporting.

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Using the arts to reduce isolation in dementia

Using the arts to reduce isolation in dementia Subscription Required

10-Oct-2014

People with dementia can often feel isolated and disconnected from the world. Access to the arts can give them a sense of inclusion and help staff to connect with them

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Dignity in care Subscription Required

Research indicates that there are eight main factors that promote dignity in care. Each of these contributes to a person’s sense of self respect, and they should all be present in care.

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