Journal Article

Nursing practice with hospitalised older people: safety and harm.

Dahlke SA; Hunter KF; Negrin K.

Care for older hospitalized patients can be complex due to multimorbidities and polypharmacy. This review found that restraint use and limiting mobility to prevent falls can result in functional losses in geriatric patients. The authors suggest multidisciplinary approaches to shifting the goals of nursing care to focus on preserving and restoring function in older patients.