Community-Based Care of the Elderly in Rural Japan: A Review of Nurse-Led Interventions and Experiences

Springer Verlag (Germany)
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Journal of Community Health, 2014, 39 (5), pp. 1020 - 1028
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Nurses play a critical role in delivering care to elderly people at primary health care level but there is no synthesis of research knowledge to guide community nursing practice in Japan. This review aims to identify nurse-led interventions that have been found to improve elder health at village level; the barriers and constraints that service providers face when delivering care to the elderly; and the experiences of elderly people and their caregivers. The electronic databases such as MEDLINE, CINAHL and Google Scholar were searched to retrieve peer-reviewed primary research literature.
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