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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.

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...

Creating positive experiences for people living with dementia in care homes

The global incidence of dementia is set to increase. It is estimated that two thirds of...

Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs more frequently in older people. For those nursing older...

Developing, implementing and evaluating an end of life care intervention

Aim To develop, implement and evaluate a collaborative intervention in care homes seeking to...

Caregivers’ perspectives on ethical aspects of residential and domiciliary care

Aim To explore caregivers’ perspectives on ethics in older people’s residential and...

Sociolegal and practice implications of caring for LGBT people with dementia

The needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people with dementia are poorly...

An overview of the challenges facing care homes in the UK

Care homes are an increasingly important part of the UK’s healthcare system. Despite their...

Management of levodopa for residents with Parkinson’s disease

This article discusses the management of levodopa for older people who have Parkinson’s...

Nurses’ knowledge of pain and its management in older people

Aim To identify nurses’ knowledge of pain and its management in older people in acute...

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