Looking back at 30 years of older people’s nursing
Older people’s nurses remember three decades of challenges and developments in the specialty
A photo from the Aspects of Age exhibition at the RCN in London. Picture: RCN Archive
For the 30th anniversary of Nursing Older People in June 2019, I asked older people’s nurses to look back over the past 30 years to identify the highlights, challenges and developments in the specialty.
An important question was whether they thought older people’s nursing is in a better place today than it was 30 years ago.
In June 1989, when this journal was reborn as Nursing the Elderly (see cover below) from Geriatric Nursing and Home Care, it was arguably at the cutting edge of updating the specialty’s image, although some areas of practice were perceived to be lagging behind.
Dawne Garrett. Picture: David Gee
RCN professional lead for care of older...
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