Resident behavior and staff distress in the nursing home.

  title={Resident behavior and staff distress in the nursing home.},
  author={D. E. Everitt and Dan Fields and Stephen Soumerai and Jerry Avorn},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={39 8},
Newly enacted Federal regulations have focused increasing attention on the use of psychoactive drugs and on the treatment of disruptive behavior in the nursing home. To study the interaction between resident behavior and staff distress in nursing homes, we measured the frequency of seven types of behavior problems among 346 residents of intermediate care facilities who were receiving some form of psychoactive medication. Nurses were interviewed on two shifts to determine their perception of the… CONTINUE READING


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