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Acute Confusion in the Elderly

Acute Confusion in the Elderly Chapter 1 CONTENTS Conceptual Issues in the Study of Acute Confusion Beliefs A bout Acure Cor5facsion Lexicon of Acute Confusion Nature of Acute Confuswn Clinical Issues in the Study of Acute Confusion Methods for Detecting Acute Co@sion Etiologic Basis of Acute Confusion Epidemiology of Acute Confusion Ourcomes of Acute Confuion Care of Patiene Who Are Acutedy Confused Lived Experience of Acute Conjhion Directions for Future Research The history of acute confusion dates back 2,500 years to the writings of Hippocrates (Lipowski, 1990), but knowledge abwt the condition remains incomplete. Too often acute. confusion in elderly individuds has been ignored. Elderly patients have at times been perceived as uninteresting. unimportant, unworthy, and beyond help (Foreman, 1986, Francis & Kapoor, 1990, Lipowski, 1990). Historically, aging has been considered synonymous with cognitive decline; thus, the occmnce of acute confusion was thought inevitable and beyond the influence of health care professionals. Additional- 4 RESEARCH ON NURSING PRAmICE ly, the distinction was not made between acute reversible conditions and chronic states with prmancnt impairment. During the past 15 years, the notions and attitudes about the. elderly and acute confusion have changed. As a result, there has been increasing attention to this condition within the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Nursing Research Springer Publishing

Acute Confusion in the Elderly

Annual Review of Nursing Research , Volume 11 (1): 28 – Jan 1, 1993

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Springer Publishing
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0739-6686
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1944-4028
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10.1891/0739-6686.11.1.3
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Abstract

Chapter 1 CONTENTS Conceptual Issues in the Study of Acute Confusion Beliefs A bout Acure Cor5facsion Lexicon of Acute Confusion Nature of Acute Confuswn Clinical Issues in the Study of Acute Confusion Methods for Detecting Acute Co@sion Etiologic Basis of Acute Confusion Epidemiology of Acute Confusion Ourcomes of Acute Confuion Care of Patiene Who Are Acutedy Confused Lived Experience of Acute Conjhion Directions for Future Research The history of acute confusion dates back 2,500 years to the writings of Hippocrates (Lipowski, 1990), but knowledge abwt the condition remains incomplete. Too often acute. confusion in elderly individuds has been ignored. Elderly patients have at times been perceived as uninteresting. unimportant, unworthy, and beyond help (Foreman, 1986, Francis & Kapoor, 1990, Lipowski, 1990). Historically, aging has been considered synonymous with cognitive decline; thus, the occmnce of acute confusion was thought inevitable and beyond the influence of health care professionals. Additional- 4 RESEARCH ON NURSING PRAmICE ly, the distinction was not made between acute reversible conditions and chronic states with prmancnt impairment. During the past 15 years, the notions and attitudes about the. elderly and acute confusion have changed. As a result, there has been increasing attention to this condition within the

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Annual Review of Nursing ResearchSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1993

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