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.

Developing a nurse-led ‘red legs’ service

As the population ages, more complex care is required to manage multiple comorbidities. In...

Enabling hospital staff to care for people with dementia

This is the fourth and final article in a short series that presents case study examples of...

Reducing social isolation in a rural community through participation in creative arts...

This article reports the initial findings from the evaluation of four creative arts projects...

Improving the hospital environment for people with dementia

This article is the third in a series presenting examples of the positive work achieved by...

The complexity of pain assessment in older people

Pain is common in older people and its assessment is an important part of the nurse’s role...

Improving activity and engagement for patients with dementia

This is the second in a short series that presents case study examples of the positive work...

Dementia and the person-centred care approach

Approaches to care that focus solely on biomedical needs are still rife in dementia; however...

Understanding the needs of people with dementia and family carers

This is the first in a short series that presents case study examples of the positive work...

Nursing management of urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in older people and can lead to serious...

Introduction to the transforming dementia care in hospitals series

A short series of articles in Nursing Older People, starting in September, presents case...

Incontinence and sexuality in later life

This article explores the interrelated aspects of incontinence and sexuality in older age...

Does ageism still exist in nurse education?

Worldwide demographic changes mean that older people represent a significant group of...

Inclusion of carers when confused relatives are admitted to hospital

It is well recognised that many older people have dementia but have never been investigated...

Developing the evidence base for hygiene and emollient practices

Maintaining skin integrity is an essential part of ensuring health and wellbeing in older...

Methods for managing residents with dysphagia

Nurses working in nursing homes will care for residents who have dysphagia, or difficulty...

Diagnosis and management of patients with hypercalcaemia

Hypercalcaemia is a common biochemical abnormality in the blood that can be caused by...

Improving communication when caring for acutely ill patients with dementia

People living with dementia have complex needs, which may be compounded when they develop an...

Risk factors for and assessment of constipation

Constipation commonly occurs in older people, particularly in hospital or residential care...

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