The Admission Process in Nursing Homes: A Clinical Model for Ethical Decision-Making
Schneider, Robert L.
Kropf, Nancy P.
Journal of Long Term Home Health Care. 1996 Summer; 15(3): 39-46.
With increases in the number of older persons in our society, especially in the ranks of the oldest-old, practitioners in long-term-care settings will be faced with greater numbers and more complex issues in the nursing home admission process. This article discusses and includes case examples of some of the major problems involved in nursing home admission. Furthermore, the article proposes a clinical model which helps practitioners identify and organize information about admissions to select an appropriate course of action.
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