Delivering high-quality, person-centred care for older people, their families and friends requires nurses to have specialist knowledge and skills and professional beliefs and values. Nurses can help older people to age well, by overcoming their often complex physical, relational, and psychosocial needs. Our book provides a significant resource to support nurses to develop this expertise and to inspire them to be innovative in their practice. It has been a joy to work with a great team of editors and contributors from whom we have learnt such a lot. And, of course, to build on Sally's vision which has inspired us allProfessor Ruth Harris and Dr Joanne Fitzpatrick, King's College London
15 May 2023
King's academics publish significant book in the field of nursing
The long-awaited fifth edition of Redfern’s Nursing Older People provides accessible, evidence-based information for health professionals wanting to improve the quality of care for older people.
King’s College London academics, Professor Ruth Harris and Dr Joanne Fitzpatrick, alongside Senior Editor, Professor Fiona Ross, Kingston University and Dr Claire Abley, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust, have published the long-awaited new edition of Redfern’s Nursing Older People.
The book provides accessible, evidence-based information for nurses, care assistants and other health professionals wanting to improve the quality of health and social care for older people.
Now named in honour of Sally Redfern, the founding editor, who was a leading academic at King’s for many years, this fifth edition has been revised and rewritten by a team of expert contributors.
New contributions to the book for the fifth edition explore emerging challenges, such as understanding frailty, the use of digital technology, diversity, service-user perspectives and the impact of COVID-19.
The comprehensively revised edition has 36 chapters drawn from the fields of nursing, social sciences, gerontology and healthcare practice. It applies the best evidence in straightforward and practical ways to the challenges of ageing. It focuses on nursing-led solutions to improving activities of daily living, independence and preventing common problems of ageing, illustrating these complex problems in an accessible way.
I am proud the fifth edition is being launched by a great new editorial team. I believe nurses are well equipped to lead the way for good care of older people. This book discusses the challenges of ageing well and offers practical solutions based in evidence.Professor Fiona Ross, Kingston University