This guidance has been developed to help nurses and care staff work effectively with issues of sexuality, intimate relationships, sexual expression and sex, particularly people living in care homes. Its aim is to facilitate learning, support best practice and serve as a resource to help nurses and care staff address the needs of older service users in a professional, sensitive, legal and practical way.
The transition from a person‘s own home to a care home is often emotional for both the individual as well as their family and friends. This publication has been developed to support nurses working with people living in the community and nursing staff in care homes. The principles aim to underpin a person-centred transition and provide access to a wide range of useful resources.
Key messages for commissioners and NHS hospital providers.
Designed to support RCN members engaged in service redesign, this publication will help identify issues and mitigate against risks.
Toolkit providing a simple, practical way to explore nursing staff levels on older people's wards, or wards where the large majority of patients are older people, and to determine whether they meet the RCN recommendations for safe care.
Visual accompaniment to Safe staffing for older people's wards: An RCN toolkit (004301).
Report builds on the existing RCN guidance and the series of recommendations published earlier this year to address issues such as diluted skill-mix on older people's wards.
Publication bringing together findings from the RCN's forthcoming report on safe staffing for older people's wards. Builds existing RCN guidance and lays out a series of recommendations to address issues such as diluted skill-mix on older people's wards.
This publication is past the review date. Please use with caution. Resource pack considering the education and practice preparation of nursing students in the context of an ageing population and aims to promote the need for leadership, effective mentoring, best practice and positive images of nursing older people.
This publication is past the review date. Please use with caution. Publication aimed at nurses working with adults, with examples and case studies particularly geared towards the care of older people. Sets out what restraint is, the ethical and legal frameworks surrounding restraint and the support and guidance nursing staff should expect their employers to provide.