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The Nursing Role

  • Karen HertzEmail author
  • Julie Santy-Tomlinson
Chapter
Part of the Practical Issues in Geriatrics book series (PIG)

Abstract

In the hospital setting nurses provide care 24 h per day. This means that they are best placed to know the patient well, advocate for their specific needs, recognise developing complications and coordinate the efforts of the orthogeriatric team. The value of nursing is sometimes not well defined or measured, but is often related to interventions to prevent and recognise complications, some of which are considered from a nursing perspective in this chapter.

Keywords

Palliative Care Nursing Care Fragility Fracture Pressure Ulcer Nursing Team 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Hospitals of North Midlands, Royal Stoke University HospitalStoke-on-TrentUK
  2. 2.The University of HullHullUK

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