Our continuing professional development (CPD) articles are designed to assist with your nursing skills and practice.
This article aims to provide nurses with an understanding of lower urinary tract symptoms
Appropriate nursing care to prevent, improve and heal pressure ulcers
Older people in nursing homes are vulnerable to delirium, a condition causing confusion
Nurses have a crucial role in pain assessment for older people and those living with dementia
Nursing responsibilities in addressing sexuality in people living with a dementia
Exploring the implications of increased longevity and how this is linked to type 2 diabetes
This article defines sexual health and explores the changes people experience in later life
Newcastle Model’s biopsychosocial framework is revisited to understand the caregiving context
Nurses need to be aware of the risk factors and identify at-risk patients
Clinicians do not always recognise depression in older people as they attribute symptoms to the ageing process and the effects of failing health. Similarly, older people do not always appreciate that their symptoms relate to their mood. Understanding how depression affects older people can improve access to support, thereby improving overall health and quality of life. To ensure these outcomes we need a workforce with excellent communication skills that supports therapeutic relationships, promotes recognition of symptoms, and enhances assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management.
How nurses can have a positive effect on the lives of people with COPD
Nurses can overcome communication barriers through thoughtful interventions