How To Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aged Care

Last September, the Global Ageing Network (formerly IAHSA) convened a forum on the role of nurses in long-term care.  In the past, the role of a registered nurse was defined in terms of physical labor involved in the implementation of physical tasks or the emotional labor involved in day to day resident, patient and/or family interactions.  It was proposed during the forum that, in expanding these roles, an RN’s energy should be more focused on “intellectual labor”–prioritizing training, strategic planning and delegation. Read More…

By Geralyn Magan Aging services organizations should stop defining the role of the registered nurse (RN) in terms of the physical labor involved in clinical tasks, or the emotional labor involved in keeping residents and family members happy. Instead, says Christine M. Merzeder, clinical coordinator at Paracelsus Recovery in Zurich, Switzerland, RNs should be encouraged…

Source: How To Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aged Care | IAHSA

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