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Staff attitudes: monitoring technology in long-term care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8245397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Overall, care staff members displayed positive attitudes toward resident monitoring technologies, especially staff members working in facilities with more of this technology. 2. It is necessary to place nurses and other front-line health care workers in the center of the policymaking process that determines the technological versus human composition of any long-term care facility. 3. The ethnicity of the health care worker, and to a lesser extent their age and education, are more important than the job status in determining attitudes toward monitoring technology. 4. Comprehensive evaluations of technology used in care facilities should include the overall value of the technology, its impact on a facility's liability, its effect on the quality of care on residents, and whether use of the devices in question is ethical.
J R Watzke; A V Wister
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gerontological nursing     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0098-9134     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol Nurs     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-06     Completed Date:  1994-01-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510258     Medline TA:  J Gerontol Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Long-Term Care*
Monitoring, Physiologic*
Security Measures*

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