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Issues in conducting research in nursing homes
Western journal of nursing research
  • Meridean Maas, University of Iowa
  • Lisa Kelley, University of Iowa
  • M. Park
  • Janet K. Specht, University of Iowa
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
West J Nurs Res
PubMed ID
Anticipation of increased numbers of older persons throughout the coming decades who will require care and assistance with chronic illnesses and functional deficits has correspondingly increased awareness of the need for nursing research to support best geriatric nursing practices. Although badly needed, research in nursing homes presents challenges. This article discusses issues and challenges of ethically acceptable and rigorous research in nursing homes that are related to the dependency and institutionalization of older persons and to setting, staff, and resident characteristics. Strategies for easing the challenges of nursing research in nursing homes are offered.
  • Aged,
  • Ethics,
  • Nursing,
  • Health Facility Environment,
  • Homes for the Aged,
  • Humans,
  • Informed Consent,
  • Nursing Homes,
  • Nursing Research/methods,
  • Research Design,
  • Biomedical and Behavioral Research
Published Article/Book Citation
Western journal of nursing research, 24:4 (2002) pp.373-389.
Citation Information
Meridean Maas, Lisa Kelley, M. Park and Janet K. Specht. "Issues in conducting research in nursing homes" Western journal of nursing research Vol. 24 Iss. 4 (2002) p. 373 - 389 ISSN: 0193-9459
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