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Nursing aides and related persons working in nursing homes will benefit from this clear summary of the diseases and problems of the nursing home patient. The patient's reaction to loss of independence and methods of dealing with this are stressed for the common medical and surgical conditions. The writing is such that workers with minimal education in medicine should be able to understand.
Photographs demonstrate patient care, and some of the photographic close-ups vividly convey the hopelessness and loss of productivity of this increasing segment of our population. The photos make one speculate as to the advisability of sending the
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Care of the Nursing Home Patient. A Textbook for Nurse's Aides, Nursing Assistants, Orderlies, and Attendants.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:983. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-6-983_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(6):983.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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