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Nurses helping nurses: development of internal specialists in long-term care
Journal of gerontological nursing
  • Marianne Smith, University of Iowa
  • S. Mitchell
  • Kathleen C. Buckwalter, University of Iowa
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Gerontol Nurs
PubMed ID
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.
  • 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.
Citation Information
Marianne Smith, S. Mitchell and Kathleen C. Buckwalter. "Nurses helping nurses: development of internal specialists in long-term care" Journal of gerontological nursing Vol. 21 Iss. 3 (1995) p. 25 - 31 ISSN: 0098-9134
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