Care study: an elderly lady

  • Charleen Newton
Part of the Nursing Models in Action Series book series (NMAS)


This chapter illustrates how the model may be used in different areas for the same patient. It paints a picture of the nursing care received by an elderly lady over a period of ten weeks, in an orthopaedic trauma ward, in the community, and in an elderly care ward. Emphasis is placed on the changes in dependence. Not every aspect of the lady’s care is described, but some areas are discussed in detail.


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© Charleen Newton 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charleen Newton
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  1. 1.Research & Development DepartmentRoyal Hampshire County HospitalWinchesterUK

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