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Assessment of the older person in the community.

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dc.contributor.author Welford, Claire en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-02T11:49:27Z en
dc.date.available 2011-06-02T11:49:27Z en
dc.date.issued 2006-10 en
dc.identifier.citation Welford, C. (2006) Assessment of the older person in the community. Journal of the Irish Practice Nurses Association. 8(9) October: 8-11. en
dc.identifier.issn 0953-6612 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1965 en
dc.description.abstract As the worlds demographics continue to change and as the life expectancy levels continue to rise, it is clear that as healthcare professionals we will be faced with meeting the needs of more and more over 65year olds who account for 11.3% of the population of Ireland (C.S.O., 2004) and therefore will need to keep ourselves up-to-date with older person issues and health concerns. New Zealand's domains of assessment for older people (2003) are identified as the issues of most importance to older people. These domains are as follows: personal care, safety, food, social participation, daily life and acute episodes. These will now be dealt with individually thus providing the practitioner with a sound evidence base from which to practice. It is recognized that each one of these domains deserves a paper of its own however the aim of this paper is to provide a brief overview and a checklist for the busy practice nurse. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Nurses Association en
dc.subject Nursing en
dc.subject Gerontology en
dc.title Assessment of the older person in the community. en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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