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Joining education and service in exploring discharge needs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9282535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Continuity of care beyond the walls of the acute hospital setting has always been a major emphasis in nursing. There is concern that the care needs of older adults at the time of discharge have been increased by shortened hospital stays. Yet little is known about the specific and changing health care needs of older adults during the early days at home following discharge from acute care, particularly those who are discharged without community referrals. To learn more about the experiences of this population, the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Maine, in collaboration with the Nursing Service Department at Maine Medical Center, conducted a demonstration project. This project involved follow-up home visits to older adults who were discharged to their homes from an acute care setting.
A A Schultz; P A Geary; F S Casey; M A Fournier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of community health nursing     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0737-0016     ISO Abbreviation:  J Community Health Nurs     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-30     Completed Date:  1997-09-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411341     Medline TA:  J Community Health Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-53     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Maine Medical Center, Portland 04102, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Health Services Needs and Demand
Home Care Services*
Nursing Assessment
Pain Measurement
Patient Discharge*

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