Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559366
Title:
Implementing an integrated care pathway for general foot screening
Authors:
Bhaskaran, Vivek
Citation:
Bhaskaran V. Implementing an Integrated Care Pathway For General Foot Screening. [Masters dissertation]. Dublin: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; 2014.
Publisher:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
Issue Date:
May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559366
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
It is evident from the literature that foot problems can lead to discomfort, pain, ulceration and increased risk of falling in older people. Good and timely foot care can help individuals remain independent, active and mobile and, more importantly, prevent footwear related falls in older people. According to Age Action Ireland, the population of Ireland is ageing rapidly and the number of people aged 65 and over will rise from 532,000 in 2011 to almost 1.4 million by 2046. The Health Service Executive currently provides a range of foot care services for older people but these services are not well developed or standardised nationally. This project aims to design and implement an Integrated Care Pathway for general foot care and to improve the quality of the foot clinic services in one of the Health Service Executive nursing homes.
Keywords:
FOOT CARE; CARE PATHWAY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBhaskaran, Viveken
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-09T14:40:23Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-09T14:40:23Zen
dc.date.issued2014-05en
dc.identifier.citationBhaskaran V. Implementing an Integrated Care Pathway For General Foot Screening. [Masters dissertation]. Dublin: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; 2014.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559366en
dc.descriptionIt is evident from the literature that foot problems can lead to discomfort, pain, ulceration and increased risk of falling in older people. Good and timely foot care can help individuals remain independent, active and mobile and, more importantly, prevent footwear related falls in older people. According to Age Action Ireland, the population of Ireland is ageing rapidly and the number of people aged 65 and over will rise from 532,000 in 2011 to almost 1.4 million by 2046. The Health Service Executive currently provides a range of foot care services for older people but these services are not well developed or standardised nationally. This project aims to design and implement an Integrated Care Pathway for general foot care and to improve the quality of the foot clinic services in one of the Health Service Executive nursing homes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)en
dc.subjectFOOT CAREen
dc.subjectCARE PATHWAYen
dc.titleImplementing an integrated care pathway for general foot screeningen
dc.typeThesisen
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