Assessment of older people 2 : assessing the physical domain

Wiltjer, H and Kendall, NA ORCID: 2019, 'Assessment of older people 2 : assessing the physical domain' , Nursing Times, 115 (6) , pp. 40-44.

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The multidisciplinary and holistic assessment of an older patient allows health professionals to gain insight into their individual needs and therefore provide them with person-centred care. Five key domains need to be explored when assessing older people, including the physical domain. This second article in a six-part series discusses tools and strategies to assess the physical domain of health. Physical health assessment will normally involve a physical examination, medical history taking and medication review, as well as advance care planning and pain assessment. It will often include the assessment of skin integrity and nutritional status. However, many other aspects may require consideration according to individual patients’ health status and needs.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Times
Publisher: Emap Inform
ISSN: 0954-7762
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Depositing User: NA Kendall
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 11:32
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 03:10

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