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Innovations in Institutional Care from a Patient-Responsive Perspective

EVA KAHANA, BOAZ KAHANA and HEIDI T. CHIRAYATH

in Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

Published in print February 1999 | ISBN: 9780195111552
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865734 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.003.0011

Series: Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Vulnerable Populations

 Innovations in Institutional Care from a Patient-Responsive Perspective

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This chapter focuses on nursing home care for the elderly. It begins with an overview of the goals, approaches, and types of interventions that characterize special programs in nursing home settings. It then reviews recent programs and practice innovations, focusing on initiatives aimed at improving overall quality of resident life. A conceptual framework for patient-responsive care in nursing homes is developed to guide future initiatives as well as identify neglected areas that require intervention.

Keywords: nursing home care; aged; elderly; patient-responsive care

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