The Nursing Workforce in Long-Term Care

Susan C. Reinhard, Heather M Young

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Abstract

Nurses play an essential role in long-term care (LTC). They can and should do more to create the kind of services and supports that people seek for themselves and for their families. To provide this crucial leadership, nurses must understand and advocate the array of services and programs that fall within the term "LTC," including, but not limited to, "nursing home care." We need to reframe how we think about LTC so that we can be part of changing it for ourselves, as professional providers and future consumers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Long-term care
  • Long-term care consumers
  • Nurse delegation
  • Nursing workforce
  • Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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