Title

Geropsychiatric inpatient care: what is state of the art?

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-2005

NLM Title Abbreviation

Issues Ment Health Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Issues in Mental Health Nursing

PubMed ID

15842103

Abstract

Although dedicated geropsychiatric units have been available for many years, little information is available about them as a group. This article describes a survey that was developed to learn what type of resources, policies, or procedures geropsychiatric inpatient units employed to promote best nursing care practices. Physical changes to the unit and enhanced staff training were components of the current units and were consistently identified as needing enhancement to move to the next level of excellence. An unanticipated outcome was survey respondents' interest in becoming a part of a network of individuals who provide inpatient geropsychiatric care.

Keywords

Geropsychiatric Nursing -- Administration, Geropsychiatric Nursing -- Methods, Inpatients, Mental Health Services -- In Old Age, Psychiatric Units -- Administration, Adult, Aged, 80 and Over, Architectural Accessibility, Checklists, Descriptive Statistics, Geropsychiatric Nursing -- Manpower, Geropsychiatric Nursing -- Trends, Mental Disorders -- In Old Age, Middle Age, Open-Ended Questionnaires, Sample Size, Socioenvironmental Therapy, Surveys, Human

Published Article/Book Citation

Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 26:1 (2005) pp.11-22.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/413