Designed as a text or self-learning manual, this book offers nurses practical information on discharge planning for the elderly. The program described in the book was developed by the Education Development Center and Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. The premise of the book is that nurses should be involved in the discharge planning process, along with other members of the health care team, from the first day of hospitalization. Each chapter in this easy-to-use book includes learning objectives, case studies, and clinical exercises. The many sample forms, charts, and diagrams help to clarify complex information. Also included are worksheets for improving the discharge planning process at one's own institution.
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