Education in geriatric medicine for community hospital staff.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205689
Title:
Education in geriatric medicine for community hospital staff.
Authors:
O'Hanlon, Shane; Liston, Richard
Affiliation:
Kerry General Hospital, Ireland. sohanlon@gmail.com
Citation:
Education in geriatric medicine for community hospital staff. 2010, 15 (12):583-6 Br J Community Nurs
Journal:
British journal of community nursing
Issue Date:
Dec-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205689
PubMed ID:
21240082
Additional Links:
http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=80203;article=BJCN_15_12_583_586
Abstract:
Community hospitals provide many services for older people. They are mainly managed by nursing staff, with some specialist input. Little is known about education provided in these facilities. Most education in geriatric medicine is provided in hospitals, despite most elderly care being provided in the community. The authors surveyed senior nursing staff in Irish community hospitals to examine this area in more detail. Staff in all 18hospitals in the Health Service Executive (South) area were invited to participate. The response rate was 100%. Sixteen of the 18 respondents (89%) felt staff did not have enough education in geriatric medicine. Just over half of hospitals had regular staff education sessions in the area, with a minority of sessions led by a geriatrician, and none by GPs. Geriatrician visits were valued, but were requested only every 1-3 months. Staff identified challenging behaviour and dementia care as the areas that posed most difficulty.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Aged; Attitude of Health Personnel; Curriculum; Education, Nursing, Continuing; Geriatric Nursing; Geriatrics; Hospitals, Community; Humans; Ireland; Needs Assessment; Nursing Education Research; Nursing Methodology Research; Nursing Staff, Hospital; Patient Care Team; Physician's Role; Qualitative Research; Questionnaires
ISSN:
1462-4753

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Hanlon, Shaneen
dc.contributor.authorListon, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-30T14:28:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-30T14:28:46Z-
dc.date.issued2010-12-
dc.identifier.citationEducation in geriatric medicine for community hospital staff. 2010, 15 (12):583-6 Br J Community Nursen
dc.identifier.issn1462-4753-
dc.identifier.pmid21240082-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205689-
dc.description.abstractCommunity hospitals provide many services for older people. They are mainly managed by nursing staff, with some specialist input. Little is known about education provided in these facilities. Most education in geriatric medicine is provided in hospitals, despite most elderly care being provided in the community. The authors surveyed senior nursing staff in Irish community hospitals to examine this area in more detail. Staff in all 18hospitals in the Health Service Executive (South) area were invited to participate. The response rate was 100%. Sixteen of the 18 respondents (89%) felt staff did not have enough education in geriatric medicine. Just over half of hospitals had regular staff education sessions in the area, with a minority of sessions led by a geriatrician, and none by GPs. Geriatrician visits were valued, but were requested only every 1-3 months. Staff identified challenging behaviour and dementia care as the areas that posed most difficulty.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=80203;article=BJCN_15_12_583_586en
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshCurriculum-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Nursing, Continuing-
dc.subject.meshGeriatric Nursing-
dc.subject.meshGeriatrics-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Community-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshNeeds Assessment-
dc.subject.meshNursing Education Research-
dc.subject.meshNursing Methodology Research-
dc.subject.meshNursing Staff, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshPatient Care Team-
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Role-
dc.subject.meshQualitative Research-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleEducation in geriatric medicine for community hospital staff.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKerry General Hospital, Ireland. sohanlon@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of community nursingen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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