Care of the Older Person
Resilience has been defined as a noun and a process. When defined as a process, it has been referred to as dynamic, changing over the course of one's lifetime and in response to the specific context...
Working as a student district nurse, current practice is to use the Rockwood et al (2005) frailty screening tool as part of the initial assessment. Assessment is a key element in the nursing process...
Confidentiality will be maintained throughout this case study with the use of pseudonyms in accordance with the standards set in the Code (Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), 2018)..
Nurse-led home modification interventions for community-dwelling older adults with dementia and their impact on falls prevention
In order to reach older adults with dementia living in the community, a doctor in the neurology outpatient clinic of a local public hospital was interviewed. Older adults with dementia were identified...
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2007) clearly set out guidance for all health professionals who are managing a patient with faecal incontinence. The guidance states that...
Sherrington et al's (2020) systematic review involved a vigorous search of nine databases from the date of inception to 7 November 2019. This included searches for ongoing and recently completed...
The Hyde Housing Association Ltd (2021) stated that anyone can apply for housing, but eligibility criteria would need to be met for the range of housing available. Eligibility would be based on need,...
Ageing brings about a number of changes in the body, and the ageing process begins to affect the way the body handles medicines around the time a person reaches their forties..
The present commentary aims to appraise the methods used in the systematic review by Dermody et al (2020) and to expand on their findings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic..
Effectiveness of individually tailored exercise on functional capacity and mobility in nursing home residents
An observational cohort study was conducted in a nursing home in the province of Padua, Italy. All residents who were admitted to the nursing home between January 2014 and December 2016 were enrolled...
The findings are presented as verbatim quotes used to illustrate each theme with pseudonyms assigned to each informal carer..
Hahnel et al (2017) investigated the prevalence of skin diseases in older nursing home residents while also exploring the possible associations of these with demographic and medical characteristics....
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