Alcohol and older people
Alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm, whether in the form of chronic disease or acute harm, has increased amongst Sweden’s elderly in recent years. The percentage of the population classified as elderly has increased and will continue to do so.
The report addresses the elderly’s increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol which, in combination with the ageing process, may increase the risk of disease and accidents, even at relatively low consumption levels. It describes the relationship between alcohol and various diseases and problems from which the elderly may suffer, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, and cancer.
The report also highlights the significance of lifetime lifestyles for health in old age.The report’s authors comprise some of the world’s leading, international alcohol researchers, headed by Harold Holder. The researchers have collated and aggregated facts and figures from international studies in the field and evaluated the scientific strength of the results, and both describe the role of
alcohol policy measures, and offer recommendations for guideline alcohol consumption levels for the elderly.
E-health a Strategy for Nurses
This strategy aims to increase knowledge of e-health in nursing and contribute to a lively discussion in the areas of nursing care and education.
Equity in care and health
The Swedish Society of Nursings strategy for equal care and health seeks to contribute and help all nurses in all areas of activity, to work for equal
Foundation of Nursing Care Values
The Swedish Society of Nursing presents its Foundation of Nursing care values. The society intends this document to contribute to the provision of high quality care within all nursing areas.
Nursing - Research and the future
To guarantee safe, high quality, person-centred healthcare for both today's and tomorrow's patients and their significant others, nursing research is a crucial factor.
Strategy for improving the quality of nursing
Quality improvement relating to nursing can only be achieved if nurses and other care staff are willing and prepared to make the required effort and ...
The House of Nurses
The Swedish Society of Nursing resides in the House of Nurses. The building is filled with unique objects that serve as a reminder of the over 100-year history of the Society.