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What role can you play in care home rehabilitation?

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Nurses’ role in care home rehabilitation

Author

Elizabeth O’Doherty is director of care at Powdermill Nursing Home, Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland.

 

THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • Current literature on rehabilitation of older people
  • Nurses’ perception of rehabilitation
  • Recommendations for working with older people and their families to help with the process of rehabilitation

 

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING:

Older people care and, in particular, rehabilitation in nursing homes. This article outlines the current literature and gives advice on how nurses can use this evidence-base in their own area.

 

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article would be particularly useful if you are on placement for care of older people. However, all nurses come in contact with older people so articles relating to this age group tend to be relevant to most areas of nursing.

 

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR

  • How can I be involved in the rehabilitation process?
  • Is rehabilitation a nurse responsibility?
  • Do you use rehabilitation care plans?

STUDENT NT DECODER

  • Rehabilitation

Assisting people to learn or re-learn skills so they are able to do things for themselves, rather than doing things for them.

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