Title

Geropsychiatric education programs. Providing skills and understanding

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

12-1-1990

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services

PubMed ID

2126559

Abstract

1. The treatment of mental health problems is a growing concern in long-term care facilities; up to 80% of nursing home residents suffer from some type of mental illness, but most receive no active treatment. 2. Nursing home staff do not receive sufficient training on mental health issues, the aging process, and assessment and management of psychiatric symptoms in the elderly. 3. Psychiatric nurses can provide a number of quality geriatric mental health programs to increase staff knowledge and promote quality of care.

Keywords

Aged, Curriculum, Geriatric Nursing/education, Geriatric Psychiatry/education, Homes for the Aged, Humans, Inservice Training, Long-Term Care, Mental Disorders/diagnosis/nursing, Nursing Homes, Psychiatric Nursing/education

Published Article/Book Citation

Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services, 28:12 (1990) pp.8-12.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/412