Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Using the Relating to Older People Evaluation tool to measure ageism in higher education

Using the Relating to Older People Evaluation tool to measure ageism in higher education

The aim of this study was to explore the use of ROPE to examine ageist attitudes

A professional development programme for care home nurses in east London

A professional development programme for care home nurses in east London

There is a need for professional development opportunities for registered nurses undertaking...

Development of a capability-based training programme for an advanced nurse practitioner

Development of a capability-based training programme for an advanced nurse practitioner

Although there is a long history of advanced nursing practice in the UK, without...

Cognitive decline: can diet be a preventive or treatment option?

Cognitive decline: can diet be a preventive or treatment option?

Cognitive decline has been associated with and accepted as a consequence of ageing. Diets...

Attitudes and beliefs of healthcare workers about influenza vaccination

Attitudes and beliefs of healthcare workers about influenza vaccination

Background Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all healthcare workers (HCWs) to...

How healthcare professionals in acute settings construct identities for people with dementia

How healthcare professionals in acute settings construct identities for people with...

Background Healthcare professionals working in acute settings lack education and training in...

CPD articles

Approaches to managing older people using opiates and their risk of dependence

Approaches to managing older people using opiates and their risk of dependence

There is little doubt that opiates have transformed healthcare, particularly in relation to...

Ethical practice in dementia care

Ethical practice in dementia care

This article draws on a range of case study examples from dementia care and explains how...

Sexuality and sexual intimacy in later life

Sexuality and sexual intimacy in later life

Sexuality is as important in older age as it is throughout life, and its expression can be...

Skin health

Maintaining skin health in older people

Skin changes associated with age are inevitable. Ageing is associated with structural and...

Assessment, prevention and treatment of faecal incontinence in older people

Assessment, prevention and treatment of faecal incontinence in older people

Faecal incontinence is an impaired ability to control the passage of stool, often described...

Assessment and management of older people with venous leg ulcers

Assessment and management of older people with venous leg ulcers

A venous leg ulcer (VLU) is defined as the loss of skin below the knee on the leg or foot in...

How to

Hearing loss

How to address the communication needs of older patients with hearing loss

Hearing loss is a common problem in older people and may have a negative effect on their...

Planning

How to use advance care planning in a care home

Admission to a care home is a major event for many individuals and, for some, a time when...

Practice question

How do I recognise and treat pain appropriately in a person with dementia?

A tool to help staff manage pain in dementia care uses four simple steps

Experiencs

Older people’s feedback on care

What are the best ways of capturing and drawing on older people’s experiences of care to...

Why is future care planning so important for people living with frailty?

Why early conversations about end of life care are essential for people living with frailty

Adv_Care_planning

How can advance care planning improve end of life care for nursing home residents?

How PEACE planning can guide nursing home staff and community nursing teams

How can critical thinking make me a better nurse?

Critical thinking can help nurses provide excellent care and improve patient well-being

How you can support an older patient experiencing anxiety and depression

How would I recognise if someone with dementia was experiencing anxiety or depression and...

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