Elderly Care

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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at: www.evidence.nhs.uk

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection


(Require Athens Registration)

E-Journals

Staff can access the following Elderly Care full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Aging & Disease
  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy
  • Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics
  • Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults with Dementia
  • Clinical Medicine Insights: Geriatric
  • Healthy Aging & Clinical Care in the Elderly
  • International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • International Journal of Older People Nursing
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Lancet, The
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Research in Gerontological Nursing
  • Reviews in Clinical Gerontology
  • Stroke
  • The Lancet Psychiatry

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Elderly Care professionals.

Age UK: For Professionals

www.ageuk.org.uk/

Provides expertise and resources for those influencing, designing, commissioning and delivering services for people in later life.

Anatomy TV

www.anatomy.tv/

The 3D anatomy resource features anatomical pictures that can be rotated, and layers can be removed in order to expose underlying structures. Access via Athens.

BMJ Case Reports

www.casereports.bmj.com/

Clinically important common or rare conditions. Browse recent cases by specialty, or locate videos and images. Access via Athens.

British Geriatrics Society

www.bgs.org.uk/

The society informs and influences the development of health care policy in the UK.

Clinical Key

www.clinicalkey.com/

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.

Clinical Queries

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

Specialized PubMed searches intended for clinicians to limit retrieval to articles that report research conducted with specific methodologies.

CKS: Clinical Knowledge Summaries

www.cks.nice.org.uk/

Provides the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in over 300 common and/or significant primary care presentations.

Clinical Skills.net

www.clinicalskills.net/

More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and  regularly   updated. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Clinical Answers

www.cochraneclinical answers.com/

Practical evidence for healthcare decision making.

The Cochrane Library

www.thecochranelibrary.com/

Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to inform healthcare decision making.

KnowledgeShare

www.uhblibrary.co.uk/

A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

NHS Evidence

www.evidence.nhs.uk

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources. Access via Athens.

NICE Guidelines: Elderly Care

www.nice.org.uk/

Browse the guidance and pathways by topic or with the related older people conditions .

RCN- Older People: Professional resources

www.rcn.org/

Resources to support the care of older people.

TRIP Pro

www.tripdatabase.com/

TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.