Nursing Older People
News, practice and discussion forums for older people's nurses
Cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, according to an international study analysing over 74 million deaths across 13 countries.
A high number of hospital admissions in the last year of life is linked with increasing disability in older patients, which may influence palliative care discussions, according to a US study.
How can you tell if a person with dementia is in pain?
Video by Napp Pharmaceuticals
Latest research: older people nursing
A review of questionnaires to assess quality of life and symptom severity in women with urinary incontinence found three that outperformed others on a range of factors.
By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.
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.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has created a quality-improvement scheme that gives nurses the opportunity to have their ideas put into practice with minimal delay
A “time machine” analogy is a useful way of understanding memory problems in people with dementia, better enabling health professionals to make appropriate interventions.
Behind the Headlines
Looking for a new career?
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Resources from SCIE
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.
How do you come to terms with a patient telling you they’re ready to die?