Social work in the nursing home: A need and an opportunity

Lou B.Jorgensen Ann, Robert L. Kane

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Working on a Nursing Home Demonstration Project seeking alternative forms of care for this “abandoned” population, and testing the cost-effectiveness of these forms, is the vantage point from which the social worker involved assessed how her professional shills meshed with patient needs. How patients’ levels of functioning and behavior were improved through the exercise of administrative, educational and practice skills is defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-479
Number of pages9
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Ms. Jorgensen is Assistant Professor, Graduate School o f Social Work, Social Work Building, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. Dr. Kane is Associate Professor and Project Director of the Nursing Home Demonstration Project, Department of Community and Family Medicine, College o f Medicine, University o f Utah. The research referred to was supported by the Intermountain Regional Medical Program and a contract from the Health Resources Administration, Department o f Health Education, and Welfare, and ASM-110-73410.

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