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

Authors
  • Smith, M
  • Mitchell, S
  • Buckwalter, K C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of gerontological nursing
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1995
Volume
21
Issue
3
Pages
25–31
Identifiers
PMID: 7706647
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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.

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