On 23rd November, QNIS Chair of Community Nursing at Robert Gordon University, Professor Catriona Kennedy, gave her inaugural lecture on Anticipatory Care. Janette Barrie, the National Clinical Lead (Nursing) for Anticipatory Care with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, attended, and has provided us with our latest guest blog. What an honour it was to attend Professor Catriona…
District Nurse (DN)
This project aims to develop and implement an integrated health and social care pathway to provide support for older adults (over 65 years) living with dementia and their carers in the community co-ordinated by a named community nurse. This nurse will ensure equitable access to support, information and care from diagnosis throughout all stages of the illness to end of life.
This project sought to pilot two new initiatives:
Improve assessment and signposting for people who maybe more vulnerable to risk of domestic fires
With a local housing provider and tenants, pilot a Good Neighbour, Good Neighbourhood initiative to support people to feel safer in their community.
The aim of this project was to design and pilot a pathway for delivering integrated support between the NHS and the Third Sector to people at risk of cancer-related lymphoedema.
With health policy shifting to a community based, integrated system, the role of the District Nurse is absolutely central to high quality, person centred care. However, the standards which define the specialist practice of a District Nurse were originally developed in 1994 by the UKCC and have not since been updated by the Nursing and…
Dignity Therapy is a brief intervention that enhances the lives of people at the end of life; this project aimed to determine its effectiveness with people with early dementia.
This project sought to explore the experiences of patients, carers, community nurses and other health and social care staff in relation to issues with indwelling urinary catheters in the community setting that trigger unplanned district nurse visits.
This project sought to develop and test an initial framework of integrated working to facilitate person centred care for patients and families at the end of their life who are being cared for at home.
This award-winning project aimed to pilot a Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy programme to carers of people with dementia and assess its effectiveness.
Sensory impairments pose a threat to older people’s sense of dignity, and this project aimed to raise awareness, to nurses working in the community, of the information, support and advice available to people with sight and hearing loss in the Western isles.