Title

From almshouse to dedicated unit: care of institutionalized elderly with behavioral problems

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

2-1-1990

NLM Title Abbreviation

Arch Psychiatr Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

PubMed ID

2180384

Abstract

This article provides an historical overview of the care of older persons with behavioral problems, from the almshouses of the early 20th century to the dedicated care units of today. The role of the psychiatric nurse in relation to the need for more mental health programming and changes in reimbursement mechanisms for the institutionalized elderly is examined.

Keywords

Aged, Homes for the Aged/organization & administration/standards/trends, Humans, Mental Disorders/nursing, Nursing Homes/organization & administration/standards/trends, Psychiatric Nursing, United States

Published Article/Book Citation

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 4:1 (1990) pp.3-11.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/408