This award-winning project aimed to pilot a Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy programme to carers of people with dementia and assess its effectiveness.
Urinary tract infection is the most common type of infection in care homes for older people; this project tested an intervention designed to increase the residents’ fluid intake, and evaluate its effectiveness.
This Project aimed to celebrate and develop human interaction that promotes dignity between community nurses, residents and families in care homes.
The aim of this project was to enhance the dignity of older people with advanced dementia using innovative methods to facilitate their food and drink choice.
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.
Pauline McIntyre is Deputy Director of Care at Erskine Home in Bishopton. She is one of 20 community nurses undertaking the Queen’s Nurse Development Programme during 2019 – the third year the programme has been running. She was also recently awarded the RCN Award of Merit. Here, Pauline shares her experience of working as a care home nurse. In 2003, after 16 years in the NHS I decided on a career change. A position became available in Erskine, a charity caring for ex-service men and women. When I informed my line manager that I was offered the position as Response…