Telehealth and ‘assistive technology’ What it means and impact on care
Assistive technology or telehealth, is designed to support people in their own homes. Telehealth is the remote exchange of data between a patient at home and clinicians to assist in diagnosis and monitoring.
Spirituality - How should we assess the spiritual needs of our patients?
While it may be unrealistic to celebrate every significant day for every patient, we know that assessment of a person’s spiritual needs should be an integral part of our professional assessment.
Frail older people and emergency care
This case study illustrates some best practice solutions to support frail patients, carers and families if admitted to emergency care.
Mental health - Helping an older person who is experiencing anxiety?
Feeling anxious from time to time is a normal human experience. When someone is anxious they might experience feelings of tension, nervousness, heightened awareness, fear or uncertainty, dry mouth and throat, and tightness in the chest.
Promoting Dignity in Care
People complain that dignity is difficult to define, but we can recognise care where dignity has been ignored or compromised in some way.
Submitting abstracts at BGS meetings
Details on the process of submitting an abstract to a BGS meeting.
Collaborative working with patients and their families
‘Person-centred care’ is a much-used phrase in nursing. According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010), nurses must ‘be responsible and accountable for safe, compassionate, person-centred, evidence-based nursing’.
Improving the care of patients with dementia in an acute care setting
General hospitals are designed to deliver safe, effective and often highly technological care. For people with dementia, however, these unfamiliar clinical environments can be frightening, disorientating and a threat to independence and wellbeing.
Who cares wins
Improving the outcome for older people admitted to the general hospital: Guidelines for the development of liaison mental health services for older people.
A quality improvement programme that uses specially trained nurses to introduce an evidence based care bundle to reduce inpatient falls