Tag Archives: Patient Satisfaction

Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals: Comparisons Between Specialist Inpatient Dementia Units Versus Standard Ward Care (Aging Clinical and Experimental Research)

Summary A recent systematic review investigated the literature on the comparative effectiveness of Specialist Inpatient Dementia Units (SIDUs) in acute hospital settings versus that of standard ward care (SWC). Studies that scored poorly relating to possible bias were excluded from the … Continue reading

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NICE Guidance on Best Interests Decision-Making and Mental Capacity: Theory and Practice? (NICE / British Journal of Psychiatry)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released a guideline covering decision-making in adults, over 16 years of age, who may lack capacity. The aim to support people to exercise their own decision-making where they have the capacity, and … Continue reading

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Improvements for Patients at NHS Trusts in Special Measures (Monitor / CQC / NHSTDA)

Summary Monitor, the Care Quality Commission and the NHS Trust Development Authority have published a report on the progress made at the 11 trusts placed in special measures in July 2013. Practical measures resulting in significant changes include recruitment of extra staff, use of … Continue reading

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Patient Empowerment (All Party Parliamentary Group)

Summary A recent All Party Parliamentary Group(s) report explains the benefits from the global patient empowerment movement. The aim is to promote a more active role for individuals in their own healthcare. Full Text Link Reference Patient empowerment: for better … Continue reading

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The Four Health Systems in the UK Compared (Health Foundation / Nuffield Trust / BBC News)

Summary The Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation have jointly assessed the performance of the four health systems of the UK over the last two decades since devolution. There have been significant improvements in performance in all regions, as measured … Continue reading

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All About Me Board: Knowing the Patient (Journal of Gerontological Nursing / BBC News / NHS England)

Summary This short article briefly discusses the importance of knowing the patient with dementia as an individual, with unique requirements, preferences, likes, dislikes and interests. Full Text Link Reference Fick, DM. DiMeglio, B. McDowell, JA. (2013). Do you know your … Continue reading

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