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Nurs Clin North Am. 2004 Sep;39(3):443-71, vii.

Home care nursing for older adults: state of the science.

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  • 1School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 420 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. schumack@nursing.upenn.edu

Abstract

This article describes the state of the science of home care nursing for older adults and its implications for clinical practice. Selected peer-reviewed research articles published since 1990 were reviewed and categorized into five broad areas: nursing classification studies, critical transitions in the illness trajectory, family education and support, specific conditions prevalent in home care, and population diversity. The science of home care nursing has progressed considerably since 1990 with increasing sophistication of research conceptualization and design and increasing numbers of studies published.

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