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GN management. Nurse to nurse: consultation in geriatric nursing practice
Geriatric nursing
  • Marianne Smith, University of Iowa
  • S. Horras
  • Kathleen C. Buckwalter, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
1-1-1998
NLM Title Abbreviation
Geriatr Nurs
Abstract

The complexity of clients in today's health care environment requires a close, collaborative working relationship among disciplines. However, nurses, who are often key decision-makers in the planning, management, and movement of clients throughout the health care system, may not use the expertise of their best allies: nurses in other settings, institutions, and specialty areas. Many care problems-at home or in the hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center-can be effectively resolved by nurse-to-nurse consultation. The importance and benefit of nurses relying on their own profession to answer nursing care questions are illustrated with vignettes that apply a model of consultation to the practice of geriatric nursing.

Keywords
  • Gerontologic Nursing,
  • Nursing Practice,
  • Theory-Based,
  • Referral and Consultation,
  • Nurse Practitioners,
  • Models,
  • Theoretical,
  • Aged
Published Article/Book Citation
Geriatric nursing, 19:1 (1998) pp.38-43.
Disciplines
Citation Information
Marianne Smith, S. Horras and Kathleen C. Buckwalter. "GN management. Nurse to nurse: consultation in geriatric nursing practice" Geriatric nursing Vol. 19 Iss. 1 (1998) p. 38 - 43 ISSN: 0197-4572
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marianne_smith/4/