Journal of Gerontological Nursing


Print ISSN: 0098-9134
Online ISSN: 1938-243X
The Journal of Gerontological Nursing is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal publishing clinically relevant original articles on the practice of gerontological nursing across the continuum of care in a variety of health care settings, for 40 years. Begin to explore the Journal and all of its great benefits such as::

• Sections including “Geropharmacology,” “Clinical Concepts,” “Diagnosis: Dementia,” and “Technology Innovations”
• Evidence-based practice guidelines published three times per year
• Access to current articles, as well as several years of archived content
• Manuscripts posted online just 2 months after acceptance
• Continuing Nursing Education credits available each month

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

  • Current Issue
  • February 2015
  • Volume 41 · Issue 2
Table of Contents
Guest Editorial

A Function-Focused Approach to Long-Term Facility Care

Sandra P. Hirst, RN, PhD, GNC(C)


Erratum for Improving Antipsychotic Agent Use in Nursing Homes: Development of an Algorithm for Treating Problem Behaviors in Dementia

Product News

Product News



Diagnosis: Dementia

Diversional and Physical Nonpharmacological Interventions for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Suzanne Fitzsimmons, MSN, ARNP, GNP-BC, CRT; Beth Barba, PhD, RN, FAAN; Maria Stump, MSN

Evidence-Based Practice Guideline

Late-Life Depression Detection

Marianne Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN; Christine Haedtke, PhD(c), RN, PCCN; Deborah Shibley, PhD(c), RN

Research Brief

Risk of Aspiration in Care Home Residents and Associated Factors

Claar D. van der Maarel-Wierink, DDS, PhD; Gert-Jan van der Putten, MD, PhD; Luc M.J. De Visschere, DDS, PhD; Ewald M. Bronkhorst, PhD; Cees de Baat, DDS, PhD; Jos M.G.A. Schols, MD, PhD

CNE Article

The Prevalence of Uncontrolled Pain in Long-Term Care: A Pilot Study Examining Outcomes of Pain Management Processes

Heidi Good, DNP, ANP-BC; Cheryl K. Riley-Doucet, PhD, RN, FGSA; Karen S. Dunn, PhD, RN, FGSA

CNE Quiz

CNE Quiz

Feature Article

Staff Compliance With Protocols to Improve the Management of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

David Mellor, PhD; Marita McCabe, PhD; Michael Bird, PhD; Tanya Davison, DPsych; Sarah MacPherson, DPsych; David Hallford, DPsych; Melissa Seedy, BAppPsych(Hons)

Feature Article

Nonpharmacological Therapeutic Techniques to Decrease Agitation in Geriatric Psychiatric Patients With Dementia

Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN; Laurel Chiappetta, MS; Lynn Boucek, BSN, RN; Michelle Cain, BSN, RN; Georgia Patterson, AD, RN-C; Kim Owens, DrPH, RN; Camellia Herisko, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, CRNP; Kirsti Hetager Stark, MSN, PMHCNS-BC