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Delirium dichotomy: A review of recent literature

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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

Abstract

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:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Aged Care Nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Fitzgerald, MA (Professor Mary Fitzgerald)
Author:Walsh, K (Professor Kenneth Walsh)
ID Code:59694
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Nurse Education Unit
Deposited On:2009-12-16
Last Modified:2014-10-13
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