TITLE

THE PATIENT'S CAPACITY FOR SELF-CARE: ADVOCATING FOR A PREDISCHARGE ASSESSMENT

AUTHOR(S)
Alspach, JoAnn Grif
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2011, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the importance of assessing critical care patients' capacity for self-care before discharge while highlighting critical care nurses' role in the same. Information related to the scope of self-care, the factors affecting self-care, the risk factors for diminished self-care capacity, and the clinical parameters to assess self-care capacity, is provided. Also included is the checklist to be used by the nurses to assess self-care capacity at home.
ACCESSION #
59747496

 

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