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.
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.
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.
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.