Use of a handheld computer observational tool to improve communication for care planning and psychosocial well-being.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Staff development nurses in long-term care are challenged to implement training programs that foster quality unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) care and improve the transfer of their observations to licensed nursing staff for care planning. This study describes the outcomes of a program where UAP recorded behavioral problems of residents to inform care. Findings suggest that staff development nurses who aim to improve UAP reporting without simultaneously targeting licensed nursing staff behaviors may worsen nursing staff relationships.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Corazzini, K; Rapp, CG; McConnell, ES; Anderson, RA

Published Date

  • January 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • E1 - E7

PubMed ID

  • 19182546

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3681532

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-9049

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1098-7886

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/nnd.0b013e318194b66c


  • eng