Jackie Bridges

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How older age and pre-existing multimorbidity may complicate self-management of cancer

A reduction in physical function affected older people’s ability to manage their health

What is a responsive outpatient cancer service for people with dementia?

Cancer services for people with dementia must be organised, flexible and offer continuity

Development and validation of a methodology to measure the time taken by hospital nurses to make vital signs observations

A methodology to measure time taken by hospital nurses to make vital signs observations

Development and validation of a methodology for observing time taken for vital signs

Being research-savvy in acute care settings

In an often complicated system, nurses need to know what evidence can be trusted to improve practice in acute care

Achieving dignity for older people with dementia in hospital

The quality of care for people with dementia in general hospital settings has attracted widespread concern. While organisation-wide strategies are needed to address many of the issues, the nursing role is critical to articulating and promoting good practice. This article focuses on promoting dignity for older people with dementia and offers a number of strategies to help individual nurses and nursing teams reflect on and promote good practice.

Learning from older people who use urgent care services

Older people are high users of emergency care services, in particular emergency department (ED) and ambulance services (Department of Health (DH) 2007).

Organisation of care for older people in A&E

THE NEEDS OF OLDER PEOPLE REPRESENT an under-recognised but significant part of the workload of A&E nurses. In 1998, an action research study was commissioned by a large UK trust to review the organisation of care for older people in A&E. The trust, which has a busy A&E dealing with minor and major trauma, has also set up an inpatient specialty, Services for Older People, for acutely ill patients, age 75 and over, with its own specialist wards and staff. The study was initiated after the difficult winter of 1996/97 when the pressure of emergency admissions was high, leading to excessive trolley waits in A&E.