Promoting Positive Practice in Nursing Older People

Perspectives on Quality of Life


  • Sharon Pickering, MSc, BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), RGN, DipN(Lond), PGDip(HSSM), Project Manager, NHSE, Trent, UK
  • Jeannette Thompson, MA, BSc(Hons), RNMH, DipN(Lond), CertEd ITEC, PGDip(HSSM), DipMan, Lecturer, Learning Disabilities Nursing, University of York, York, UK

This innovative text focuses on promoting a positive approach to practice and the value of older people in our society. Multi-disciplinary contributors provide a practice-focused text that integrates theory and practice from several diverse disciplines. Features case studies and activities to encourage reflection.
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Book information

  • Published: June 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2080-3

Table of Contents

Part I: Values, Attitudes and Beliefs. Cutural Perspectives. Choices and Autonomy. Risk Management. Part II: Optimum Health. Positive Approaches to Health. Sexuality. Spirituality. Social Networks. Part III: Therapeutic Interventions. Communication. Touch. Sensory Environments. Relaxation. Part IV: Future Issues. Outcome Measures. Resource Issues. Policy Dimensions.