Nursing Care of Older Patients in Hospital: Implications for Clinical Leadership

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Australian Nursing Federation
Publication Type:
Journal article
Citation:
Milton-Wildey Kathleen and O'Brien Louise 2010, 'Nursing Care of Older Patients in Hospital: Implications for Clinical Leadership', Australian Nursing Federation, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 6-16.
Issue Date:
2010
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Objective This study investigated how nurses managed the care of acutely ill older patients in acute hospital settings. Design Constructivist inquiry has been used that included multiple methods of data collection: interviews, observations and documentation of care. Setting Participants were recruited from five acute medical and surgical units across two public hospitals. Participants Twenty seven registered nurses caring for patients who were aged 65 years and older.
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