Discharge planning has received much attention in the nursing literature over the past few years, and there has been particular concern over the discharge of older people back into their domestic environment.
The practical and logistical problems of managing such a discharge are considerable, but in this paper we argue that discharging older people from hospital to care homes is equally problematic, though in different ways.
This is a neglected area of research, perhaps because discharge into a care home seems to present fewer organizational problems.
There is, however, an extensive body of literature from a range of different disciplines which suggests that the loss of home and entry into a strange environment can be very stressful.
This paper outlines this literature and explores the implications for nursing practice.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sortie hôpital, Transfert, Etablissement troisième âge, Long séjour, Vieillard, Homme, Stress, Rôle professionnel, Infirmier, Support social, Effet psychologique, Nursing, Personnel sanitaire, Structure médicalisée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital discharge, Transfer, Homes for the aged, Long stay, Elderly, Human, Stress, Occupational role, Nurse, Social support, Psychological effect, Nursing, Health staff, Care facility
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Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 22/06/1998.