Impact of MH nursing on physical nursing care of older people with dementia in acute wards

Short Title Ward Based Mental Health Nurse
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation University of Southampton
Contact Name Christine Lopes
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Sector Hospital/Acute Care
Region Hampshire
Postcode SO171TL
Active Yes

A case is made for a collaborative model of clinical practice led by a mental health nurse. The model is to result from an investigation into whether a ward-based mental health nurse can alleviate the emotional pressures on nurses who work in older persons acute wards and care for patients with dementia.


The envisaged role of the ward-based mental health nurse is to deliver consistent one-to-one mental health care to older persons with dementia, thereby supporting nurses to deliver physical care that remains compassionate and is more fulfilling. In progress.

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