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NCCNHR Examines the Role of Nurses in Nursing Home “Culture Change”

The National Citizen’s Coalition for Nursing Home Reform has joined with Geriatric Nursing Centers in order to develop quality care for Nursing Homes. The important and complex role of nursing in culture change is examined in the newly released issue paper entitled Nurses’ Involvement in Nursing Home Culture Change: Overcoming Barriers, Advancing Opportunities. The paper discusses the idea that in nursing homes, the movement away from institutional provider-driven models of care to more humane consumer-driven models of care that embrace flexibility and resident self-determination has come to be known as culture change. The NCCHNR is striving hard to adhere to the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 which states that each resident must provide the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment and plan of care. To read more about the nursing home study, please click the link.