Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2007

Publication Source

Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America

Volume

19

Issue

3

Start Page

263

Last Page

268

DOI

10.1016/j.ccell.2007.05.004

Abstract

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 2007. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Keywords

elderly, geriatric, hospitalization, acute illness, critical illness, functional recovery

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Date Posted: 22 May 2017

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