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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Living well in older age: what can we learn from the Japanese experience?

Living well in older age: what can we learn from the Japanese experience?

Japan has the most aged population in the world. Not only do people live longer in Japan,...

Simulation-based training to teach nurses skills in falls assessment and prevention

Simulation-based training to teach nurses skills in falls assessment and prevention

A simulation-based training course was designed to support the development of nurses’ skills...

Practice of Namaste Care for people living with dementia in the UK

Practice of Namaste Care for people living with dementia in the UK

Originating in the US, Namaste Care aims to improve quality of life for people with advanced...

4AT assessment

Improving the identification of patients with delirium using the 4AT assessment

Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric disorder that all those working with older people will...

Older people with dementia

Challenges of implementing and embedding a programme to improve care for older people...

The authors took part in a national research project that evaluated an intervention to...

Developing a holistic, multidisciplinary community service for frail older people

Developing a holistic, multidisciplinary community service for frail older people

This article explores the development of an ambulatory community service that demonstrates...

Timely identification of patients with frailty at the ‘front door’ of acute hospitals

Timely identification of patients with frailty at the ‘front door’ of acute hospitals

Early identification of frailty at the front door of the acute hospital is vital to allow...

Teaching students

Nursing students’ experiences of delivering dementia friends sessions to peers

Background Nursing students and registered nurses often feel underprepared for their roles...

Osteoporosis

Community clinicians’ views about patient adherence to osteoporosis medication

Anecdotal and research evidence suggests that poor adherence and persistence with oral...

The effect of ageism on older people and implications for nursing practice

The effect of ageism on older people and implications for nursing practice

Ageism has numerous negative effects on the lives of older people, including their health...

Suicide risk in informal carers of people living with dementia

Suicide risk in carers of people with dementia

With an ageing population comes an increasing risk of illnesses such as dementia and a...

Prevention of contractures in older people living in long-term care settings

Joint contractures, or limitations in the full range of movement of joints, are common in...

Supporting care home staff to manage residents’ care safely and avoid admissions

The community matron care homes team (CHT) was set up in Sandwell, West Midlands in 2011 to...

Nutritional strategies to reduce falls risk in older people

A literature review found an association between increased falls risk and malnutrition,...

Recognising and managing age-related dermatoporosis and skin tears

Dermatoporosis is a chronic skin fragility syndrome, caused by age and environmental factors...

Infection prevention and control challenges of using a therapeutic robot

This work was part of a National Institute for Health Research participatory action research...

Developing an integrated resource to promote oral health in nursing homes

Public health is the responsibility of every nurse and nursing practice should adopt a life...

Recognition and clinical management of sepsis in frail older people

Sepsis is a common condition caused by the body’s immune and coagulation systems being ‘...

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