Detecting acute confusion in older adults: Comparing clinical reasoning of nurses working in acute, long-term, and community health care environments.

@article{McCarthy2003DetectingAC,
  title={Detecting acute confusion in older adults: Comparing clinical reasoning of nurses working in acute, long-term, and community health care environments.},
  author={Marianne C McCarthy},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={203-12}
}
In an article on a previous study involving hospitalized older adults (McCarthy, 2003), it was argued that the theory of situated clinical reasoning explains why nurses often fail to recognize acute confusion. Further, the theory illuminates how nurses' perspectives toward health in aging affect the ways they regard and ultimately deal with older people in this particular clinical situation. The purpose of the current study was to challenge and refine the theory by exploring the influence of… CONTINUE READING

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