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National and international publications/guidance

Published: 06 December 2011

Dementia principles

The RCN and a range of stakeholders have developed principles for the care of people with dementia in general hospital settings, forming a shared commitment to improving care. These principles, identified by people with dementia, family carers and friends, as well as by professionals, are intended for all those people who are responsible for care, not just nursing staff. Each principle is considered essential to ensure the appropriate delivery of care, and factors are identified that will support their delivery based on guidance and best practice.

Download Dementia: Commitment to the care of people with dementia in general hospitals (PDF 1.99MB) [see how to access PDF files].

New online musculoskeletal resource

The Government of Western Australia’s Department of Health has just developed a handy educational and guideline resource for orthopaedic nurses, titled ‘The Musculoskeletal Health Network’, which is now available on the Government of Western Australia Department of Health website.