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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.

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...

Quality of life

Understanding quality of life and well-being for people living with advanced dementia

Aim To investigate the quality of life (QoL) and well-being of people living with advanced...

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...

Nursing students’ experiences of delivering dementia friends sessions to peers

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

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

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

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...

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