Caring for Frail Patients : best practice

Carolyn Wallace, Lynda Chandler, Audrey Rogers, Kate Crosby, Nimisha Joshi, Tanya Spriggs, Chris Hill

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Frailty has become synonymous with vulnerability and is a state caused by many factors, including disability, recurrent infection and multiple co-morbidities. The Gwent frailty service recognises the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to care, including timely recognition of frailty in patients and referral to the most appropriate services to optimise management and treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50 - 56
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2012


  • acute and community nursing
  • frailty
  • interdisciplinary working


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