Nursing Older People

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Illustration of NHS staff standing round giant NHS letters with UK and EU flag colours on it. Picture: Daniel Mitchell

Nurses from outside UK tell of negative workplace experiences since Brexit referendum

Foreign staff say prejudice and barriers to career progression might force them out of NHS

Patient Janet Adams on the ward with her husband Arthur and daughter and son-in law on their wedding day

Nurse brings wedding day to the ward for mother of the bride

Patient Janet Adams was too unwell to attend ceremony, but didn’t miss out on the occasion

Board game aims to stimulate nurses to identify and discuss domestic violence and abuse

The board game that helps you identify domestic violence and abuse

Nurse lecturer’s learning tool aims to get healthcare staff talking about how they can help

Nurses meeting to discuss and reflect following a difficult situation

Helping nurses to ‘defuse’ after difficult situations

The RCN has issued guidance on how to discuss and reflect on challenging incidents at work

Illustration of a door allowing access to the UK, with a world map in the background

Proposed £36,000 salary threshold for migrants ‘should not apply to nurses’

Think tank’s suggested minimum salary threshold sparks nurse recruitment concerns

Young women smile as they huddle to read their exam results

A-level results: number of students accepted on to nursing degrees up on 2018

Nursing degree applicants confirm their university places – or prepare for UCAS clearing

Evidence and Practice

COPD

Helping people live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

How nurses can have a positive effect on the lives of people with COPD

Push-on mower

Care home residents can benefit from carrying out everyday activities

Safety concerns prevent care home residents doing everyday tasks that benefit them

Older people’s use of non-pharmacological interventions for chronic, non-cancer pain and comfort

Use of non-pharmacological interventions for chronic, non-cancer pain and comfort

This study may assist in planning effective pain treatment for older adults with chronic pain

Nutritional interventions for preventing malnutrition in people with dementia

Nutritional interventions for preventing malnutrition in people with dementia

People with dementia are at higher risk of malnutrition, which can have negative effects

How healthcare professionals can support older LGBTQ+ people living with dementia

How healthcare professionals can support older LGBTQ+ people living with dementia

Exploring some of the needs of older LGBTQ+ people with dementia

What is ageism, how can I recognise it and how can I deal with it in my workplace?

Discrimination against older people can mean inferior standards in services that affect them

Features

Care home staff and patients

How technology can improve residents' well-being...

Four Seasons Health Care's Quality of Life programme collects and acts on feedback

Care home initiative reduces falls without curbing residents’ activities

Embracing positive risk has reduced falls and let residents pursue activities they enjoy

Derek Barron

My role in the review of forensic mental health services

Chair of the review Derek Barron talks to Mental Health Practice

Three decades of older people's nursing reflected in our pages

A dip into our archives, and the recollections of two former editors

NOP 30 years

Looking back at 30 years of older people’s nursing

Older people’s nurses remember three decades of challenges and developments in the specialty

Nursing older people with cancer

The final article in our series on how cancer affects different patient demographics

Opinion

Illustration in rainbow colours of a crowd of people in silhouette. Paul Edwards, director of clinical services for Dementia UK, says healthcare systems such as the dementia diagnostic pathway must be flexible in adapting to people’s deeply held beliefs

Treatment pathways must take account of cultural beliefs

Clinical systems must reflect the diverse range of beliefs that people hold

ROS bone health exercise

How to exercise safely with osteoporosis

The Royal Osteoporosis Society has issued guidance on the advice nurses should give

Dementa_support

How an enhanced care initiative has improved dementia services

Introduction of an enhanced nursing care team has reduced use of costly support staff

Students

Importance of preventing pressure ulcers was highlighted by training

A student on placement gained confidence after training to manage pressure ulcers in older...

A good death

It is an honour to give someone the ‘right’ death

Caring for a dying patient and providing last offices helped nursing student Tristan Crombie...

Lessons learned in a hospice

A placement at a hospice will inform this student's practice for the rest of his career...

Careers

Kellie Owen

A passion for collaboration

Kellie Owen, winner of the 2019 Richard Tompkins Nurse Development Scholarship, on...

‘Don’t be too focused on the task at hand’

Admiral Nurse Sarah Oakwood on her ‘musts’ for working with older people

Care home support nurse

Primary care nurses must adapt ways of working due to an increase in frail older patients

Jobs