An apple a day keeps the doctor away

March 26th, 2014 by admin

In contrast to the picture seen in developing countries, under-nutrition in the developed world is seen predominantly in the elderly. Up to 10% of residents in nursing homes and 50% of older patients discharged from hospital suffer from frank under-nutrition. (1) When older people lose weight, th Read More

Care at home at the end of life has a positive impact

March 26th, 2014 by admin

Recent research released by the Nuffield Trust examining the impact of the Read More

Putting care into the actual running of a care provider, Part 5

March 26th, 2014 by admin

Putting care into the actual running of a care provider: Concrete practices to implement When I wrote about Morriss House and CUN, I want to highlight my mention of the "feel" these organisations spin off when you encounter them. This may seem somewhat unscientific and an aside Read More

Putting care into the actual running of a care provider, Part 4

March 26th, 2014 by admin

CUN - An organisation imbued with a culture of excellence and compassion In my experiences with numerous healthcare organisations, I have never encountered one remotely as impressive as the Clínica Universidad de Navarra ("CUN"), the teaching hospital of the Universidad de Navarra Read More

Putting care into the actual running of a care provider, Part 3

March 26th, 2014 by admin

Morriss House - Managing with humility and compassion It's my firm belief that a manager should be willing to perform the tasks s/he assigns to his/her staff. This creates a more collegial environment, more able management, and a more reliable organisation (as there is one more h Read More

Putting care into the actual running of a care provider, Part 2

March 25th, 2014 by admin

Coloplast: One of the world's most ethical healthcare companies When I first met the management team of Denmark-based Coloplast in February 2010, I was pleasantly surprised by the honesty and unpretentiousness they exhibited. Read More

Putting care into the actual running of a care provider, Part 1

March 25th, 2014 by admin

Since the 2009 exposé of failings in England’s home care services sector by BBC Panorama, the pervasiveness of care services lacking in dignity and compassion across Read More

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