Caregiver distress. Related to disruptive behaviors on special care units versus traditional long-term care units.

@article{Middleton1999CaregiverDR,
  title={Caregiver distress. Related to disruptive behaviors on special care units versus traditional long-term care units.},
  author={J I Middleton and Norma J. Stewart and John S. Richardson},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  year={1999},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={11-9}
}
The link between staff stress and exposure to disruptive behaviors is an important issue in long-term care settings. This study compared the perceptions of two groups of formal caregivers (staff) regarding their distress from the behaviors of residents in their care. Staff on special care units for dementia were less distressed with disruptive behaviors than comparable staff on traditional units, although they reported higher exposure to these behaviors. These results were related to different… CONTINUE READING

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