Guide map for preserving remaining ability of nursing home residents with physical-cognitive functional decline

Hyun Ju Kim, Su Jin Kim, Mi So Kim, Jung Eun Choi, Sung Ok Chang

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As the population ages, preserving the remaining ability of residents is emphasized in nursing homes. Establishing the nursing knowledge of nursing home–specific practice should be included in the continuing education of new nursing home nurses. This study developed a practical guide map for preserving the remaining ability of nursing home residents by analyzing 144 residents’ case data pertaining to the nursing care provided by 19 nurses skilled in nursing homes, as well as conducting a literature review. From the collected data, 236 nursing diagnoses were given to the 144 cases. As the residents’ physical conditions and psychosocial characteristics were linked with the nursing process, various steps were needed to plan the nursing process of preserving the remaining ability of nursing home residents. This practical guide map will be useful for new nurses in nursing homes to improve the quality care of elderly residents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 1


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