Title

Nurses helping nurses: development of internal specialists in long-term care

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

3-1-1995

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Gerontol Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of gerontological nursing

PubMed ID

7706647

Abstract

1. Too often, expert assistance provided by psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse specialists to long-term care (LTC) providers of geriatric patients is short-lived and not effective in helping LTC staff deal with their patient's behavioral and psychological problems. 2. One of the main objectives of the study--and one that was found to have positive results--was to provide a mechanism by which LTC staff could develop their own expertise in the management of behaviorally difficult residents. 3. More collaborative efforts among nursing specialists, subspecialists, and generalists are needed to empower those who work in LTC to utilize the abilities and strengths inherent in their positions.

Keywords

Humans, Inservice Training, Long-Term Care, Nurse Clinicians/education, Nursing Staff, Hospital/education, Psychiatric Nursing/education

Published Article/Book Citation

Journal of gerontological nursing, 21:3 (1995) pp.25-31.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/478