Skin health concerns in community-dwelling older persons: the nursing role in primary care

Cowdell, Fiona (2019) Skin health concerns in community-dwelling older persons: the nursing role in primary care. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987). ISSN 00296570 (ISSN) (In Press)

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Abstract

By 2050, the world population of people aged ≥65 years is estimated at over 2 billion (World Health Organisation 2018a). This represents a positive change, but is also a substantial socio-economic challenge which brings with it the need to enhance the ways in which nurses support healthy ageing.
Skin is the largest organ of the body which, with ageing, undergoes, intrinsic and extrinsic changes which have physical and psychosocial sequeale. The purpose of this article is to review skin changes associated with ageing, synthesise existing knowledge about the experiences of community-dwelling older people of their ageing skin and examine how this may influence health care. The important role of the nurse in promoting maintenance of skin health for this population is explored.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Fiona Cowdell
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2019 08:18
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2019 08:18
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7396

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