The diverse goals of nursing home care, the heterogeneity of nursing home residents, and the varied circumstances under which physicians care for them make their evaluation and care complex and challenging.
When evaluating and caring for nursing home residents, physicians must address many issues besides treatment of multiple chronic diseases (including impairments in cognitive and physical functioning, sensory deficits, depression, and behavioral disorders associated with dementia) and concerns of family members.
The physician should be integrated with an interdisciplinary team composed of nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, and others.
Recently implemented federal rules for nursing home care, which include the Minimum Data Set and Residents receive.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nursing, Institution spécialisée, Médecin, Agent santé, Equipe soignante, Economie santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nursing, Specialized institution, Physician, Health worker, Hospital staff, Health economy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0329981
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.