Delirium dichotomy: a review of recent literature

Brown, Sue, Fitzgerald, Mary, and Walsh, Ken (2007) Delirium dichotomy: a review of recent literature. Contemporary Nurse, 26 (2). pp. 238-247.

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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 ID: 2583
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1037-6178
Keywords: delirium; older people; acute care; assessment
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2009 02:14
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 51%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 49%
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