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.

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...

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...

Developing the evidence base for hygiene and emollient practices

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

Risk factors for and assessment of constipation

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

The role of the named nurse in long-term settings

The term ‘named nursing’ was introduced in the UK more than 25 years ago but it has re-...

Effect of time of day on language in healthy ageing and Alzheimer’s disease

Aim To investigate whether narrative discourse followed a diurnal pattern across one ten-...

Redesigning a home oxygen assessment and review service

The Sheffield home oxygen assessment and review service was developed as a nurse-led,...

Improving patients’ and staff’s experiences of acute care

The aim of this audit was to assess the effect of the Quality Mark programme on the quality...

Transforming dementia care in an NHS trust

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust was one of nine trusts selected to take part in the RCN...

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