Promoting mental health in older people admitted to hospitals.

Keenan, B. and Jenkins, C. and Denner, L. and Harries, M. and Fawcett, K. and Atkins, S. and Miller, J. (2011) Promoting mental health in older people admitted to hospitals. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 25 (20). 46-56; quiz 58. ISSN 00296570 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Mental health problems are common in older people admitted to general hospitals. With an increasing ageing population, admissions will rise and nurses will be expected to manage patients' co-existing mental health problems as well as physical problems. This article explores potential strategies for the management of patients with depression, delirium and dementia. The emphasis is on improving quality of care for this group of vulnerable patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged, article, delirium, dementia, depression, hospital patient, human, interpersonal communication, nurse patient relationship, nursing, nursing assessment, patient care planning, psychological aspect, Aged, Communication, Delirium, Dementia, Depressive Disorder, Humans, Inpatients, Nurse-Patient Relations, Nursing Assessment, Patient Care Planning
Subjects: B700 Nursing
C800 Psychology
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 15:15
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 15:15
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2164

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