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Delirium dichotomy: A review of recent literature


Brown, S and Fitzgerald, MA and Walsh, K, Delirium dichotomy: A review of recent literature, Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for The Australian Nursing Profession, 26, (2) pp. 238-247. ISSN 1037-6178 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.5172/conu.2007.26.2.238


Delirium remains a commonly occurring problem for older people and staff in acute care settings. The aim of this review of current literature is to find contemporary evidence on which to base practice modalities. Although the literature provides an exposition of the concerns with which practitioners are currently faced and highlights the consistent themes identified, there is little research evidence regarding the effectiveness of treatment protocols for the management of older people with delirium in acute care setting.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:delirium, older adults, acute care, assesment
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Aged care nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Fitzgerald, MA (Professor Mary Fitzgerald)
UTAS Author:Walsh, K (Professor Kenneth Walsh)
ID Code:59694
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Nurse Education Unit
Deposited On:2009-12-16
Last Modified:2014-10-13

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