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Three decades of older people's nursing reflected in our pages

The story of our journal seen through a dip into the archives, along with the recollections of two former occupants of the editor’s chair

The story of our journal seen through a dip into the archives, along with the recollections of two former occupants of the editor’s chair

‘You will not all agree, but it had to be done.’

With those words the editor at the time, Linda Thomas, kick-started a new era for this journal, which until then, in June 1989, had gone by the name of Geriatric Nursing and Home Care.

‘The title of the magazine had to change to remove a term which genuinely offends so many of you,’ she wrote in an editorial.

And so Nursing the Elderly was born. Later the journal would change its name again, finally becoming Nursing Older People in 2000.

Positive and exciting era

In 1989,

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