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The first article in this series ( Minardi and Hayes 2003 ) explained how interventions informed by psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and counselling theories may be used by nurses working in a range of settings with older people who have mental health problems. This article discusses other...
This article explores team and goal-planning approaches to rehabilitation and intermediate care, and explains the centrality of the nurse’s role in achieving successful rehabilitation.
A major transition , not only for older people but also for those close to them, is moving into a care home. ‘Some people say “don’t ever put me in a home” and relatives try to keep them out of a home for as long as possible, but there comes a time when they can no longer struggle on,’...
Risk can only be discussed in partnership with its concomitants: rights and responsibilities. Any worthwhile discussion of risk will include aspects of rights, especially the rights of older people to autonomy and choice. Autonomy includes risk-taking and is often the reason why rights to it are...
The incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease rises dramatically after the age of 65 and accounts for 40 per cent of deaths in people aged between 65 and 74. It causes considerable suffering in some individuals and reduces the quality of life for many. The number of people over the...
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