Long-Term Care, An Issue of Nursing Clinics

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This year, about nine million men and women over the age of 65 will need long-term care. By 2020, 12 million older Americans will need long-term care. Nurses can be employed by hospitals (including subacute care), nursing homes, extended care facilities, retirement communities, and home-health agencies. This new issue of Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by Linda Dumas, explores the growing field of long-term care. It explores such topics as: Clinical Issues in Long Term Care, Settings at End of Life, and Leadership for the Future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437705096
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Series: Clinics: Nursing Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Linda G. Dumas xi

Part I The Nursing Workforce in Long-Term Care Susan C. Reinhard Heather M. Young 161

Leadership in Nursing Homes-2009: Challenges for Change in Difficult Times Linda G. Dumas Carolyn Blanks Victoria Palmer-Erbs Frances L. Portnoy 169

Disparities in Long-Term Healthcare Barbara Messinger-Rapport 179

Part II Falls in the Nursing Home: A Collaborative Approach Barbara Messinger-Rapport Linda G. Dumas 187

Pain Management in the Nursing Home Linda G. Dumas Murali Ramadurai 197

Caregiver Burden: Three Voices-Three Realities Joan F. Wright Mary E. Doherty Linda G. Dumas 209

End-of-Life Issues: Difficult Decisions and Dealing with Grief Beth Loomis 223

Part III Hospice-Organizational Perspectives Mary E. Doherty 233

Technology and Home Care: Implementing Systems to Enhance Aging in Place Jackie Crossen-Sills Irene Toomey Mary E. Doherty 239

The Challenges to Long-Term Care: A Personal Account Frances L. Portnoy 247

Looking Ahead in Long-Term Care: The Next 50 Years Karen M. Robinson Susan C. Reinhard 253

Index 263

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