Nursing Older People
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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.
Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction may protect the brain from mental decline, research suggests.
How can you tell if a person with dementia is in pain?
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Self-management education programmes may be of limited benefit to people with osteoarthritis
Volunteers can provide valuable one-to-one interaction with older patients, even in busy acute wards, providing companionship and activities to reduce stress
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.
It’s time for the message of preventing pressure ulcers to reach patients and carers.
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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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.
November 2014 is the first ever ‘Stop the Pressure’ month.