FALL PREVENTION AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE IN HOME CARE A literature review in nursing perspective
Tao, Uyen; Nguyen, Ngan (2019)
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Fall prevention is one of the major issues in gerontology nursing. It raises the great concern on the public health care since the consequences of falls can be serious to patients directly and/or indirectly. However, most of the falls can be prevented by multifactorial interventions. The purpose of this thesis is to prevent falls among elderly people who are receiving homecare by using evidence-based research. The aim of this thesis is to carry out a literature review and find out prevention of falls among elderly people with nursing perspective. Nursing roles are also mentioned in this thesis in order to raise awareness about the current situation of falls that elderly people are facing in daily life. The study presents a literature review of scientific articles which are carefully selected by criteria and analyzed with the content analysis method. The results are presented by six generic categories, including physical exercises, home safety environment, medication, technologies, education and multidisciplinary program. Besides, the roles of nurses are mentioned to emphasize the importance of nursing responsibilities in fall prevention program for elderly people with dependency on home help services.