Management of visual impairment in older people: what can the nurse do?

Watkinson, Sue (2009) Management of visual impairment in older people: what can the nurse do? Aging Health, 5 (6). pp. 821-832. ISSN 1745-509X

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Abstract

With the predicted rise in the number of people in the older population, the increase in the incidence of ocular conditions will present nurses with challenges for the prevalence of chronic conditions. Therefore, early referral, accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment are instrumental in improving or preserving sight in the longer term and promoting a better sight-related quality of life. Nurses play an important role as health educators, providing older people with relevant information, as well as help and support to regain sufficient control over the management of their visual problems in order to maintain self-esteem, confidence and to re-establish quality of life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Demographic change; Nursing role; Ocular disease; Older people; Visual impairment
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 13:47
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 14:47
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/415

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