Evidence and Practice

Clinical

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

The role of the community matron: a structured approach to case management

The role of the community matron: a structured approach to case management

A critical analysis of the community matron service

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

How career progression programmes for care home nurses could be promoted

CPD articles

Communication

Effective communication with older people

Nurses can overcome communication barriers through thoughtful interventions

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...

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

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

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

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