Medication self-management in older adults: An empirically based best nursing practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160709
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Presentation
Title:
Medication self-management in older adults: An empirically based best nursing practice
Abstract:
Medication self-management in older adults: An empirically based best nursing practice
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Musil, Carol, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Contact Telephone:216.368.8775
Elders, the largest consumers of medication, frequently report difficulties with medication compliance. Medication management in older adults, an important clinical concern, has been the subject of numerous research studies; however, integrating these research findings into clinical practice has lagged. Research findings about medication compliance in older adults, effects of physical and cognitive impairments on compliance, and interventions to increase medication compliance were synthesized in a Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute State of the Evidence Review. This Review provided the empirical foundation for developing and testing a best nursing practice based on the evidence: self-administration of medication by hospitalized older adults. This evidence-based intervention on medication self-administration was implemented in three different sites -- a university hospital’s skilled nursing facility, a community hospital’s skilled nursing facility, and a community hospital. Evaluation of self-medication as an evidence-based clinical practice indicates that this intervention decreases time spent in discharging patients and is positively received by patients. The use of State of the Evidence Reviews is discussed as a basis for developing and implementing evidence-based nursing practices.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMedication self-management in older adults: An empirically based best nursing practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160709-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Medication self-management in older adults: An empirically based best nursing practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Musil, Carol, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">216.368.8775</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cmm4@po.cwru.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Elders, the largest consumers of medication, frequently report difficulties with medication compliance. Medication management in older adults, an important clinical concern, has been the subject of numerous research studies; however, integrating these research findings into clinical practice has lagged. Research findings about medication compliance in older adults, effects of physical and cognitive impairments on compliance, and interventions to increase medication compliance were synthesized in a Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute State of the Evidence Review. This Review provided the empirical foundation for developing and testing a best nursing practice based on the evidence: self-administration of medication by hospitalized older adults. This evidence-based intervention on medication self-administration was implemented in three different sites -- a university hospital&rsquo;s skilled nursing facility, a community hospital&rsquo;s skilled nursing facility, and a community hospital. Evaluation of self-medication as an evidence-based clinical practice indicates that this intervention decreases time spent in discharging patients and is positively received by patients. The use of State of the Evidence Reviews is discussed as a basis for developing and implementing evidence-based nursing practices.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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