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Care of Vulnerable Older People

Author: Buka, Paul
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Pub Date: 05/08/2016
ISBN: 9781137358431
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Tutor: Susan Holmes
Department: Centre for Work Based Learning & Continuing Develo
Quick overview This comprehensive introduction provides nursing students and practitioners with a firm grounding in the applied ethics of caring for vulnerable older people, and a thorough explanation and application of the policies, frameworks, standards and laws that govern safeguarding and care in the UK.
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It is reasonable to expect that most people will live a relatively healthy life as they age, with their dignity intact and rights guaranteed. For many, however, reality may be quite different: the findings of key reports highlight the need to raise awareness of the failures in health and social care systems to safeguard vulnerable older people.In this important text, a team of expert authors brings the focus to how legislation, ethics and national policy can be applied to the context of protecting 'at risk' older adults. Clear and accessible, the book will improve nurses' skills in safeguarding vulnerable older people, aided by the use of such helpful features as:* Detailed case studies to link theory with practice* Explicit 'Thinking Points' to encourage readers to reflect on how law, policy and ethics can be applied to their own practice* In-depth discussion of statutory and case law, and analysis of relevant Serious Case Reviews An essential read for students and qualified nurses alike, this text provides the reader with a solid foundation for clinical decision-making and safeguarding vulnerable older people, as well as a forum for discussion and reflection.

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