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Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
This article examines the importance of creating acute care systems that are responsive to the needs of acutely and critically ill and injured older adults. Four attributes of the responsive system are examined: elasticity, enabling, ease, and equanimity. An analytic literature review provides the basis for recommended practices by responsive professionals in responsive systems. Implications for practice, research, education, and policy are provided.
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elderly, geriatric, hospitalization, acute illness, critical illness, functional recovery
Richmond, T. S., & Jacoby, S. (2007). Cultivating Responsive Systems for the Care of Acutely and Critically Ill Older Adults. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 19 (3), 263-268. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccell.2007.05.004
Date Posted: 22 May 2017
This document has been peer reviewed.