Caring for older people with dementia in the emergency department.

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  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Acute Medicine) Candidate and PhD Candidate, Emergency Department, University Hospital Limerick, Ireland
      Professor of Clinical Nursing, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick, Ireland
      Professor of Community Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
      Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick, Ireland
      Professor of Practice Improvement, School of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
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    • Abstract:
      Background: Admission to an emergency department (ED) may expose the older person with dementia to a range of negative consequences, including a deterioration in their behavioural symptoms. The authors conducted a review of primary research relating to the experiences of older people with dementia, their carers and ED nurses, to understand how these experiences might inform nursing practice. Methods: Integrative review with a search of the electronic databases of Medline, CINAHL and PSYCHINFO using specified inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: Three themes were identified: carers and older people with dementia—waiting and worrying; nurses juggling priorities; and strategies for improvement—taking a partnership approach. Conclusion: Older people with dementia may be exposed to disparities in treatment in the ED. A practice partnership between carers and ED nurses may help to prevent this. ED nurses need support to blend technical- and relationship-centred care. Participatory research exploring the experiences of older people with dementia, their carers and ED nurses is needed.
    • Journal Subset:
      Core Nursing; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Nursing; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland
    • Special Interest:
      Evidence-Based Practice
    • ISSN:
      0966-0461
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 9212059
    • Publication Date:
      20200627
    • Publication Date:
      20200701
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2020.29.12.692
    • Accession Number:
      144225144
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WATKINS, S. et al. Caring for older people with dementia in the emergency department. British Journal of Nursing, [s. l.], v. 29, n. 12, p. 692–699, 2020. DOI 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.12.692. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144225144. Acesso em: 10 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Watkins S, Murphy F, Kennedy C, Graham M, Dewar B. Caring for older people with dementia in the emergency department. British Journal of Nursing. 2020;29(12):692-699. doi:10.12968/bjon.2020.29.12.692
    • APA:
      Watkins, S., Murphy, F., Kennedy, C., Graham, M., & Dewar, B. (2020). Caring for older people with dementia in the emergency department. British Journal of Nursing, 29(12), 692–699. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2020.29.12.692
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Watkins, Sarah, Fiona Murphy, Catriona Kennedy, Margaret Graham, and Belinda Dewar. 2020. “Caring for Older People with Dementia in the Emergency Department.” British Journal of Nursing 29 (12): 692–99. doi:10.12968/bjon.2020.29.12.692.
    • Harvard:
      Watkins, S. et al. (2020) ‘Caring for older people with dementia in the emergency department’, British Journal of Nursing, 29(12), pp. 692–699. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.12.692.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Watkins, S, Murphy, F, Kennedy, C, Graham, M & Dewar, B 2020, ‘Caring for older people with dementia in the emergency department’, British Journal of Nursing, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 692–699, viewed 10 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Watkins, Sarah, et al. “Caring for Older People with Dementia in the Emergency Department.” British Journal of Nursing, vol. 29, no. 12, June 2020, pp. 692–699. EBSCOhost, doi:10.12968/bjon.2020.29.12.692.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Watkins, Sarah, Fiona Murphy, Catriona Kennedy, Margaret Graham, and Belinda Dewar. “Caring for Older People with Dementia in the Emergency Department.” British Journal of Nursing 29, no. 12 (June 25, 2020): 692–99. doi:10.12968/bjon.2020.29.12.692.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Watkins S, Murphy F, Kennedy C, Graham M, Dewar B. Caring for older people with dementia in the emergency department. British Journal of Nursing [Internet]. 2020 Jun 25 [cited 2020 Aug 10];29(12):692–9. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144225144