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.

The effect of visual impairment on patients’ falls risk

When older people fall it can result in injuries and adversely affect quality of life...

How nurses can help ease patient transitions to end of life care

Moving from curative to palliative care is often difficult for patients, families and...

Factors affecting residents’ sleep in care homes

Aim The aim of this study was to undertake a detailed exploration of sleep in the context of...

Assessing and treating faecal incontinence

Compared with the rest of the population, older people receive inequitable care for faecal...

Identifying barriers to pain management in long-term care

Aim The aim of this study was to identify barriers to optimal pain management in long-term...

Reflections on a visit to a dementia care village

Hogewey village in Holland offers an alternative lifestyle for people with dementia. The...

The experiences of older people who live with a long-term condition

Aim The aim of this study was to gain insight into the experiences of people aged 65 and...

Factors that contribute to the diversion of patients from long-term care

This service evaluation aimed to identify the factors at an interim care unit that...

Home enteral nutrition: Organisation of services

This article discusses how services for people receiving enteral nutrition via a nasogastric...

Attitudes towards caring for older people: findings and recommendations for practice

Aim To investigate the attitudes of healthcare professionals towards working with older...

The mental capacity act and dementia research

For research to have an impact on people with dementia, they need to be involved in studies...

Attitudes towards caring for older people: literature review and methodology

Care of older people is often referred to as a ‘Cinderella’ service and is not seen as an...

Using interprofessional education to support intermediate care

The first national audit of intermediate care in England, published in September 2012,...

Management of swallowing difficulties in people with advanced dementia

Problems with eating and swallowing are recognised as features of advancing dementia and may...

A palliative approach to care of residents with dementia

Dementia is a progressive, life-limiting illness. People with the condition who move into a...

Residents’ perceptions of relocating from one long-term setting to another

Aim To investigate older people’s perceptions of a planned relocation from one long-term...

Factors affecting care on acute hospital wards

Aim To identify positive and negative aspects of the quality of care for older adults...

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