Clinical

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers

An examination of the latest policy and what it means for healthcare professionals

Culture change in care homes: development and facilitation

This article is the second of a two-part series that explores a programme of culture change...

Development of an activities care crew to support patients

Improving care for people with dementia in acute hospitals is a priority in the UK. The...

Developing a culture of relationship-centred care in a care home group

This article outlines the development of a new way of working across a group of care homes...

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