HARTMANN in South Africa
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Research and Science

Growing old in good health – substantial inequalities exist within European countries  
Although life expectancy is constantly increasing in the countries of the European Union, living longer does not necessarily mean that most of these extra years are spent in good health.

Even mild incontinence affects the quality of life  
Those affected complain of increased physical and mental disorders and retreat into isolation.

Criticism of the nursing standard for the prevention of pressure ulcers  
The national guideline for the prevention of pressure ulcers is only considered partly suitable for practical use.