Geropsychiatric nursing consultation as an adjunct to training in long-term care facilities: the indirect approach
NLM Title Abbreviation
Issues Ment Health Nurs
Issues in Mental Health Nursing
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.
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.