International Nursing Review
© International Council of Nurses
Edited By: Sue Turale
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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 55/109 (Nursing (Social Science)); 58/111 (Nursing (Science))
Online ISSN: 1466-7657
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Ongoing challenges responding to behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
J. Ostaszkiewicz et al.
Around the world as populations age, there are significant issues for nurses and care providers to give timely, relevant and quality care to growing numbers of people with dementia. With an estimated 44 million people now suffering from dementia worldwide, it is imperative that the behavioural and psychological symptoms are identified, controlled and humanely treated. This is especially so in the case of verbal and physical aggression. Nurses are at the frontline of caring for such people. In this qualitative Australian study 31 nurses described their experiences of trying to identify and manage the complex challenges of these symptoms, and their feelings of being valued for the work that they do. The authors make the case for aged care organizations to make more efforts to improve the quality of personalized care for dementia sufferers, and for nurses to have better salary and working conditions to undertake this critical work.
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Announcing a new Virtual Issue on policy and policy development research. This is a selection of recent papers that focus on various aspects of policy - you can read these here.