Nurses helping nurses: development of internal specialists in long-term careJournal of gerontological nursing
NLM Title AbbreviationJ Gerontol Nurs
Abstract1. 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.
- Inservice Training,
- Long-Term Care,
- Nurse Clinicians/education,
- Nursing Staff,
- Psychiatric Nursing/education
Published Article/Book CitationJournal of gerontological nursing, 21:3 (1995) pp.25-31.
Citation InformationMarianne 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marianne_smith/22/