Growing old in common lodgings
Originally lodging houses were designed to accommodate younger labourers who came to town to find work but were unable to travel to and from their own homes. Gradually the population changed to include an increasing proportion of older men, particularly pensioners.
As we were in the early post war years - The 1941-1945 hospital surveys
In 1941 Ernest Brown, presented the House of Commons with the general principles on which the government proposed to base its post war hospital policy. He was organising surveys of hospital services in England and Wales, which in the event took 4/5 years to complete.
The BGS Recommended Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine for Medical Undergraduates
All undergraduate curricula must have a core consisting of the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes which students must have by the time they graduate. These enable students to develop self-directed learning and become familiar with research and presentation skills.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Old Age Psychiatry
Based on the specialty training curriculum for geriatric medicine, reference is made to the guidelines for collaboration between physicians of geriatric medicine and psychiatrists of old age.
From Hippocrates to Marjory Warren
It is widely assumed that geriatric medicine was an invention of the twentieth century. However, from the time of Hippocrates, there has been interest in the prolongation of the lifespan, the maintenance of health in old age and age related disease patterns.
Safe Nurse Staffing Levels on Wards
Can it be used by nurses to determine whether staffing levels are safe on their wards?
Geriatricians in Medicine
Geriatrics is the largest specialty doing general medicine and providing acute medical care of patients admitted as emergencies. As general physicians, they share with other specialists in Acute/General Medicine the provision of the first 24-48 hours of emergency medical care of all adults.
Mental capacity in the face of need for essential treatment
There is lack of clarity in the terminology used, and the difference between ‘holding’ and ‘restraint’. This presents a legal and professional dilemma for nurses.
Why is personalisation important in health and social care?
The term ‘personalisation’ has become increasingly common in the context of a movement that recognises the importance of people’s individuality and their right to exercise choice in their daily lives.
Integrated care for older people
Ian Philp of the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust examines a model of integrated car which has seen reduced admissions of older people for acute hospital care and a significant fall in deaths of older people in hospital.
Improving the dignity of older people in hospital
How Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has concentrated on engaging with its staff to help them focus on the essentials of caring. It has come up with simple effective solutions to help improve the treatment, dignity and care of older people.