Promoting Positive Practice in Nursing Older People, Perspectives on Quality of Life

Promoting Positive Practice in Nursing Older People

Perspectives on Quality of Life

By Sharon Pickering, MSc, BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), RGN, DipN (Lond), PGDip (HSSM), Practice and Professional Developmental Manager, Northern General Hospital NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK; and Jeanette Thompson, MA, BSc (Hons), RNMH, DipN (Lond), CertEd, ITEC, PGDip (HSSM), Manager, Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities, Oxford Learning Disability Trust, and Lecturer, Oxford Brooks University, Oxford, UK


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.