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Older people: Publications

publications 14 publications
  • 21 Feb 2014

    Improving hospital care for older people

    Key messages for commissioners and NHS hospital providers.

  • 23 Apr 2013

    Rights, risks and responsibilities in service redesign for vulnerable groups

    Designed to support RCN members engaged in service redesign, this publication will help identify issues and mitigate against risks.

  • 15 Nov 2012

    Safe staffing for older people's wards

    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.

  • 4 Oct 2012

    Safe staffing for older people's wards calculator

    Visual accompaniment to Safe staffing for older people's wards: An RCN toolkit (004301).

  • 17 Sep 2012

    Safe staffing for older people

    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.

  • 26 Mar 2012

    Safe staffing for 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.

  • 1 Mar 2012

    What a difference a nurse makes

    Report looking at the importance of focussing predominantly on disease-specific measures. Provides a framework for analysing case examples, and when looking at continuing care for older people identifies specific nursing intervention outcomes, with suggestions on the overall quality of care measures to be used.

  • 10 Aug 2011

    Older people in care homes: Sex, sexuality and intimate relationships

    Guidance developed to help nurses and care staff work effectively with issues of sexuality, intimate relationships and sex, particularly for older people living in care homes.

  • 3 Jun 2008

    An ageing population

    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.

  • 22 Apr 2008

    Let's talk about restraint

    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.