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[Kidney and bladder cancers in the elderly].
Kidney and bladder cancers are common in the elderly. Treatments used in younger patients may be considered for the latter, subject to an individual estimation of the/risk-benefit ratio that takes into consideration the geriatric evaluation parameters. Surgery is the only curative treatment for both...
[Oral communication between colleagues in geriatric care units].
Transmitting information orally between colleagues in gerontology care units. While the only certified method of transmitting nursing information is in writing, the oral tradition remains firmly rooted in the practice of health care providers. Professionals caring for elderly patients need to exchan...
[Bibliography. Thoughts on aging].
[The importance of geriatrics-intensive care collaboration].
As is the case with all medical and surgical departments, the proportion of elderly patients in intensive care departments is gradually increasing.At Ambroise Pare hospital, in Boulogne-Billancourt, a natural collaboration has been set up between intensive care staff and geriatricians to adapt the c...
[In Process Citation].
[Nursing practice in care homes for dependent elderly people].
This article launches a new section devoted to care homes for dependent elderly people (EHPAD). Created in 2001, these homes accommodate around 685 000 people. They must be more and more medicalised to meet the needs of an increasingly dependent population. This first article provides an overview of...
[Night support in special care units].
People with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders in nursing homes are also subject to sleep disorders. An in-depth study was therefore carried out to install a familiar setting that is based on the architectural environment and on specific support taking into account the size of healthcare team...
[Prevention of low back pain].
[Elisabeth Besnier, Director of the Accommodation Facility for Frail Elderly].