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dc.contributor.authorO'Hanlon, Shane
dc.contributor.authorListon, Richard
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
html.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.


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