Developmental care: the key to the emergence of the vital older woman.

@article{Pulliam1996DevelopmentalCT,
  title={Developmental care: the key to the emergence of the vital older woman.},
  author={Linda Pulliam and Lisa Ann Plowfield and Scott Macneill Fuess},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  year={1996},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={
          623-8
        }
}
Concern for the quality of life and health care of older women is growing, even though old age is viewed as a time of decline in physical, mental, and social health. Using a developmental perspective is essential to providing holistic nursing care. Older women have unique needs that do not diminish with aging. Some of the greatest challenges for nurses who care for older women occur in relation to gynecologic care. Strategies that promote the health and vitality of older women need to be… CONTINUE READING

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