Safeguarding vulnerable adults: the role of the registered nurse

Straughair, Collette (2011) Safeguarding vulnerable adults: the role of the registered nurse. Nursing Standard, 25 (45). pp. 49-56. ISSN 0029-6570

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns2011.07.25.45.49.c8627

Abstract

This article discusses vulnerable patient groups who may be at risk of being abused by family members, carers or practitioners. Different types of abuse, including institutional abuse, and the associated signs and symptoms are described. The article highlights that registered nurses working with adults need to be aware of at-risk groups and understand how to implement measures to protect and safeguard vulnerable individuals at their place of work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abuse, clinical governance, learning disabilities, mental health, nursing care, older people
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 16:30
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:48
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3938

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