CPD articles

Our continuing professional development (CPD) articles are designed to assist with your nursing skills and practice.

Phenomenological research and older people

Phenomenology has become one of the most popular research approaches used by nurses in...

Continence and older people: the importance of functional assessment

Continence problems among older people are debilitating, embarrassing and uncomfortable but...

Tuberculosis and older people

Tuberculosis is a disease with a long history and although concerted efforts have been made...

Cancer and older people

This article considers some causes of cancer, diagnostic assessments and treatment options,...

Care of older people with visual impairment

This article explains how nursing staff can make a difference to older patients with visual...

Learning from carers’ experiences: helping older people with dementia to eat and drink

Eating and drinking difficulties are common in people with dementia and yet some health...

Managing Parkinson’s disease in long-term care

Parkinson’s disease affects one in every 100 people over the age of 60 and one in ten...

Older people with confusion: capacity to consent and the administration of medicines

The author examines capacity, consent and other key issues in relation to the administration...

The nursing management of pain in older people

Effective pain management requires a combination of complex nursing skills, particularly so...

heart failure and older people

The future care of older patients with heart failure probably lies within specialist teams...

Resuscitation decision making and older people

Public expectations of the success of resuscitation have been raised in recent years...

Epilepsy and services for older people

Although epilepsy can occur at any age, almost a quarter of people affected are over 60...

Eating difficulty in older people with dementia

Difficulty with feeding is a common problem among people with dementia and may pose ethical...

nutrition and the older adult

The importance of ensuring adequate nutrition in older people is often acknowledged but, the...

Caring for older people who have a hearing disability

Hearing disability in older people is the cause of much distress and can result in the...

continence: an update on policy priorities and practice implications in primary care

Recent national policies have created new frameworks and guidance on the assessment and...

Side rails as physical restraints: the need for appropriate assessment

Side rails are commonly used in the care of the older person. They can be classified as a...

Working with older people from minority ethnic groups

Living in a multi-cultural community means nurses in all specialties must have an...

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