Journal of Gerontological Nursing

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Staff Relations and Acceptance of Elderly Residents

Abstract

A good rapport among staff members in long-term care facilities not only improves efficiency by reducing turnover, but it also can help the elderly adjust, cope, and feel well. Inservice programs have been developed to educate staff about the myths of aging and patient relations, but relations among the staff itself have been largely ignored. Positive staff relations contribute to effective work, commitment to the facility and profession, and positive acceptance of the elderly as individuals [Long-Term Care Administration 1989; 17(3):2-7J.…

A good rapport among staff members in long-term care facilities not only improves efficiency by reducing turnover, but it also can help the elderly adjust, cope, and feel well. Inservice programs have been developed to educate staff about the myths of aging and patient relations, but relations among the staff itself have been largely ignored. Positive staff relations contribute to effective work, commitment to the facility and profession, and positive acceptance of the elderly as individuals [Long-Term Care Administration 1989; 17(3):2-7J.

10.3928/0098-9134-19900101-16

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