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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.

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Reducing avoidable emergency department attendances through bespoke education

Aim To develop an education and partnership programme between the trust and nursing home...

Oral hygiene and mouth care for older people in acute hospitals: part 1

The oral health of older people in acute hospitals has rarely been studied. Hospital...

How collaboration is improving acute hospital admission for people with dementia

In November 2015 it became apparent that a person with dementia’s journey through the acute...

Experiences of using simulation in dementia education

This article describes the development of a simulation training day for multidisciplinary...

Views on ageing in place from relocated low‑income housing residents in the US

Background Ageing in place (AIP) is the ability to live in one’s home and community...
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Measurement of lying and standing blood pressure in hospital

Measuring lying and standing blood pressure (BP) is an important clinical observation in...

Randomised trial of restorative home care for frail older people in New Zealand

Aim To establish the effectiveness of a restorative home support service on institutional-...

Challenges of improving oral health for adults in care homes

In 2016 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published a guideline...

What support do nurses need to provide palliative care for people with dementia?

The aim of this project was to identify the support required by registered nurses and...

Preserving vision and promoting visual health in older people

Reduction in vision is not inevitable but a manageable consequence of getting older. Some...

Older people’s experiences of cancer pain: a qualitative study

Aim To consider how the older person constructs the experience of cancer pain and how this...

The value of life story work for staff, people with dementia and family members

Dementia is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms that include problems with...

An innovative approach to hydration for a patient with dementia

Nursing older people in acute settings involves the provision of complex care, including the...

Poor care and the professional duty of the registered nurse

Concerns have been raised in recent years about standards of care in the UK. Notable...

Nursing care for people with delirium superimposed on dementia

Nursing and healthcare is changing in response to an ageing population. There is a renewed...

Practice improvement as a result of an end of life care programme for care homes

This article explores practice outcomes from a Six Steps+ programme for end of life care (...

Preferences of residents with dementia for end of life care

Aim To explore the preferences of residents with dementia for their end of life care, and...

Causes, assessment and treatment of malnutrition in older people

Malnutrition is a growing problem in the UK with as many as 14% of people aged over 65 at...

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