|Assessing medication knowledge and practices of older adults
||An assessment instrument for home health nurses to use in assessing medication knowledge and practices of older adults was developed and tested on a convenience sample of 20 adults 65 and older admit to a local home health agency. The tool was found ...
|Characteristics of nursing homes adopting environmental transformations
||During the past few years, many nursing homes in North Carolina have formulated plans to transform or enhance their environments to make the facilities more desirable places to live and work. The purpose of this study was to compare characteristics o...
|The effect of critical care hospitalization on family members: Stress and responses
||Family members of intensive care patients may experience stressors that threaten both personal health and family integrity. This study found that family members endure multiple concurrent stressors and exhibit numerous behavioral responses, including...
|Family caregivers' attitudes towards aging, care-giving, and nursing home placement
||Nursing home placement (NHP) is stressful both for older adults and for their family caregivers. This descriptive survey research investigated family caregivers' attitudes toward aging, their emotional appraisal of nursing home placement, and their r...
|Integrating gerontology competencies into graduate nursing programs.
||Current demographic and health care utilization trends strongly indicate a rapidly increasing demand for nurses who are well qualified to care for older adults. Advanced practice nurses are positioned to assume leadership roles in geriatric nursing c...
|Older Adults: What Every Paediatric Nurse Should Know
||Older adults have always been important parts of children's lives, playing a variety of roles including grandparent, caregiver, friend, and neighbour. Grandparents also play a variety of roles in families. Often a child's first encounter with serious...
|Physical Activity, Obesity, Nutritional Health and Quality of Life in Low-Income Hispanic Adults With Diabetes
||The study examined relationships among age, body mass index (BMI), physical activity, nutritional health, quality of life, and health-related quality of life in Hispanic adults with diabetes (N = 59) using the PRECEDE-PROCEED planning model as...
|Promoting thriving in nursing homes: The Eden Alternative
||The current reality is that frail older adults who live in nursing homes spend a good deal of their time alone, unable to care for themselves or their environments. They enjoy few stimulating activities. Even well cared for nursing home residents may...
|Recognize the many facets of gerontological nursing
||Fact: Older adults influence hospital environments. This patient population is now the predominant recipient of services in all healthcare settings—50% of hospital patients, 70% of home care patients, and 90% of ambulatory patients.1 Patients over ag...
|Teaching Pathophysiology: Strategies to Enliven the Traditional Lecture
||The depth and breadth of pathophysiology content, foundational for nursing practice, is well suited for traditional lecture delivery. Use of creative strategies can deepen students’ understanding while respecting students’ diverse talents and ways of...
|Thriving: A Life Span Theory
||There is a need for aging theories to become holistic and multidisciplinary with a life span focus. A theory is the construction of explicit explanations in accounting for empirical findings. A good gerontological theory integrates knowledge, tells h...
|A Writing Intensive Introductory Course for RN to BSN Students
||This article describes learning strategies used with RN to BSN students in their 1st nursing course to successfully learn how to write formal papers using the American Psychological Association (APA) format. This 1st nursing course, a writing intensi...