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Mandatory Fields
Day M.;Mulcahy H.;Leahy-Warren P.;Downey J.
2015
March
British journal of community nursing
Self-neglect: A case study and implications for clinical practice
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Community nurse District nurse Older people Public health nurse Self-neglect
20
3
110
115
2015 MA Healthcare Ltd. Self-neglect is a worldwide and serious public health issue that can have serious adverse outcomes and is more common in older people. Cases can vary in presentation, but typically present as poor self-care, poor care of the environment and service refusal. Community nurses frequently encounter self-neglect cases and health and social care professionals play a key role in the identification, management and prevention of self-neglect. Self-neglect cases can give rise to ethical, personal and professional challenges. The aim of this article is to create a greater understanding of the concept of selfneglect among community nurses.
1462-4753
10.12968/bjcn.2015.20.3.110
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