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Nursing assistant beliefs about their roles and nursing home residents: implications for nursing home social work practice



Nursing assistant beliefs about their roles and nursing home residents: implications for nursing home social work practice



Social Work in Health Care 49(8): 718-733



The purpose of this study is to examine beliefs and assumptions held by nursing assistants working in nursing homes using a qualitative approach. Unchallenged notions about residents and the roles held by nursing assistants influence their way of interacting with residents, which inevitably influences quality of care in nursing homes. When nursing assistants have an opportunity to be heard and mentored by social workers, they can address and resolve the dilemma of providing informal care as a formal caregiver by discussing what is acceptable and appropriate in nursing home care.

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PMID: 20853211

DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2010.485085


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