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Elderly care

The management of delirium in the older adult in advanced nursing practice

Delirium is broadly described as a neuropsychiatric disorder of cognition, attention, consciousness or perception (Maldonado, 2018). These symptoms generally develop over a short period and can...

Self-management support for older adults with chronic illness: implications for nursing practice

‘The tasks that individuals must undertake to live with one or more chronic conditions. These tasks include having the confidence to deal with medical management, role management and emotional...

Exploring the benefits of structured medication reviews for frail older patients in advanced clinical practice

Frailty is a complex, multidimensional, dynamic process that is still not fully understood or clearly defined (Clegg et al, 2013). Many depict frailty as a health status related to the ageing process...

The influence of anaemia on pressure ulcer healing in elderly patients

Anaemia is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO)(2011) as a blood disorder in which haemoglobin levels are below 120 g/litre in females and 130 g/litre in males. This is a condition...

A narrative review of preventive measures for postoperative delirium in older adults

An initial search of two databases, CINAHL and PubMed, sourced 309 articles. Keywords included ‘delirium’, ‘acute confusion’, ‘intervention’, ‘nurs*, ‘patient’’, ‘preoperative’, ‘intraoperative’...

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