Nurse Practitioners Research Paper

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Barriers that prevent Nurse Practitioners from practicing in Long Term Care Facilities
Nancy Marshall

A thesis presented to the School of Graduate Nursing
Mountain State University
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree
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Eisch and colleagues conducted (2000) a one year study in the south central tier of New York. The study was conducted in an area that was primarily a middle class, low density area. They had five nursing homes to participate in the study. A nurse practitioner psychiatric consultation service was established to provide residents of five nursing homes with on-site assessment and follow-up treatment for behavioral and psychiatric problems. During that time 175 residents were referred by nursing home staff for agitation, disruptive behavior, depressive symptoms, or decline in activities of daily living. An outcome evaluation documented that the NP recommendations resulted in positive behavioral changes in 62% of residents (Eisch, Brozovic, Colling, & Wold, …show more content…
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