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Psychometric tests will be introduced at nursing schools across London to ensure applicants have the right personality to become nurses.
While much media attention has focused on the care of older people in the NHS over recent months, the care of those with health needs in minority sectors such as prisons has received little attention. We need to spare some thought and compassion for older prisoners and their health needs: they...
Older people’s nursing and care for people with dementia feature prominently at RCN congress in Harrogate, which runs from May 13-17.
Nurses are being asked to agree to a code of conduct to guarantee older people receive dignified treatment.
Macmillan Cancer Support has launched a campaign to highlight the issues contributing to the undertreatment and poor outcomes experienced by cancer patients aged over 70 in the UK.
Aim The aim of this study was to explore the factors that contribute to health promotion in the oldest old and the barriers that prevent it. Method A non-random sample (n = 52) of people aged 80 and older participated in a descriptive correlational study. Respondents completed a series of two...
The sharing of nursing knowledge between clinicians can strengthen the profession. Clinicians often underestimate the relevance and importance of what they may contribute and feel daunted by the idea of writing for publication. This article presents a practical approach to writing clinical...
A report from the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) claims that there are still too many instances of the healthcare system being resistant to the potential of technology. It says: ‘Important information still travels slowly and unreliably by letter or fax and multiple written records are used.’
Fracture liaison nurse specialists should be employed in primary and secondary care settings across England to prevent falls in older people, according to a report.
Older people can enjoy the countryside thanks to an initiative that offers free farm visits.
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