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Safeguarding vulnerable older people in hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23101299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Safeguarding vulnerable older people is the responsibility of all healthcare professionals, but what this means in reality and how it can be achieved in practice is not always well understood. This article provides guidance on how government initiatives can be used by nurses to improve the care of older people. The article identifies criteria for determining when a concern should be raised as a safeguarding alert and when neglect may be occurring. A positive culture encompassing zero tolerance of poor care in the hospital setting is advocated.
Authors:
L Phair; H Heath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0029-6570     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Stand     Publication Date:    2012 Sep 26-Oct 2
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012906     Medline TA:  Nurs Stand     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-5; quiz 56     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
University of Brighton. lynne@lynnephair.co.uk
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