Safeguarding vulnerable adults: the role of the registered nurse

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This article discusses vulnerable patient groups who may be at risk of being abused by family members, carers or practitioners. Different types of abuse, including institutional abuse, and the associated signs and symptoms are described. The article highlights that registered nurses working with adults need to be aware of at-risk groups and understand how to implement measures to protect and safeguard vulnerable individuals at their place of work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-56
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2011


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