Consequences of not recognizing delirium superimposed on dementia in hospitalized elderly individuals.

@article{Fick2000ConsequencesON,
  title={Consequences of not recognizing delirium superimposed on dementia in hospitalized elderly individuals.},
  author={Donna Fick and Michael Foreman},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={30-40}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the recognition and management of delirium in hospitalized patients with and without dementia. DESIGN A descriptive, exploratory design was used with a convenience sample of 20 hospitalized older patients who were observed indepth using qualitative interviews and observations of 13 family members and 11 staff members. SETTING This research was conducted on the medical-surgical units of a 550-bed, nonprofit, state-supported teaching… CONTINUE READING
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