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An evidence-based nurse residency program in geropalliative care.

Authors
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  • 1 Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, 275 Cambridge Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02114-2698, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
0022-0124
Publisher
"SLACK, Inc."
Publication Date
Volume
40
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3928/00220124-20091119-01
PMID: 20000261
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

As U.S. baby boomers age and the older population doubles by 2030, unprecedented numbers of older adults will need and benefit from nursing care that is evidence-based and tailored to their needs and preferences. To address this need, Massachusetts General Hospital developed the RN Residency: Transitioning to Geriatrics and Palliative Care program. Guided by two national curricula, the RN Residency program was designed to expand the disease model of geriatrics to a functional, emotional, and social perspective of aging, in which palliative care is an integral component. This article describes the RN Residency program, which was designed to improve the effectiveness of nursing assessment, interventions, and outcomes for older adults and their families.

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