Title

Geropsychiatric nursing consultation as an adjunct to training in long-term care facilities: the indirect approach

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

7-1-1995

NLM Title Abbreviation

Issues Ment Health Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Issues in Mental Health Nursing

PubMed ID

7615382

Abstract

Creative, collaborative approaches between sub-specialties in nursing are needed to improve the quality of care and, hence, the quality of life for mentally ill and behaviorally impaired older adults living in long-term care (LTC) facilities. Results of a consultation survey collected as part of a larger geriatric mental health training project, and described in this article, support the position that consultee-centered geropsychiatric nursing consultation services are an important adjunct to training. However, this indirect approach to service enhancement may not be well understood and, as a result, not well utilized by LTC nurses. Methods to facilitate understanding and utilization of "indirect" mental health assistance to LTC residents and staff are explored within the context of building productive liaisons among nurses.

Keywords

Aged, Consultants, Geriatric Nursing/education, Geriatric Psychiatry/education, Humans, Inservice Training/methods, Nursing Staff/education, Psychiatric Nursing/education, Skilled Nursing Facilities

Published Article/Book Citation

Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 16:4 (1995) pp.361-376.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/415