Falls Prevention – Review of the evidence on fall prevention in hospitals

Review of the evidence on fall prevention in hospitals , February 2012, RAND

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Abstract:

To facilitate the development of a hospital falls prevention resource guide, this paper systematically reviews and documents the existing evidence base for interventions to prevent falls in hospitals and provides an overview of the performance of existing tools with known measurement properties. It also identifies a wide variety of tools for the prevention of falls in hospitals.

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Developing end of life care practice: A guide to workforce development to support social care and health workers to apply the common core principles and competences for end of life care

Developing end of life care practice: A guide to workforce development to support social care and health workers to apply the common core principles and competences for end of life care, National End of Life Programme, February 2012

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Abstract:

This guidance has been developed to ensure that workers involved in supporting someone who is at the end of their life are properly trained to be able to undertake their work effectively and appropriately.

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Mindfulness & Bereavement – Care Model

ATTEND: Toward a Mindfulness-Based Bereavement Care Model, Death Studies, 2012, 36(1): 61-82

Abstract:

Few, if any, mindfulness-based bereavement care models exist. The ATTEND (attunement, trust, touch, egalitarianism, nuance, and death education) model is an interdisciplinary paradigm for providers, including physicians, social workers, therapists, nursing staff, and others. Using a case example to enhance the breadth and depth of understanding, this article focuses on attunement as a means to moderate the negative effects of traumatic bereavement, support the framework for posttraumatic growth in the bereaved, improve psychological outcomes for providers, and set the stage for the other aspects of the ATTEND model.

Lancashire Care staff can request the full-text of this paper, email: susan.jennings@lancashirecare.nhs.uk