Until recently, Marguerite Butler was a geriatric nurse practitioner at Hines Veterans Hospital in Hines, IL. She also is chair of the Gerontology Special Interest Group of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.
Geriatric Rehabilitation Nursing
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
1991 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 318–321, November-December 1991
How to Cite
Butler, M. (1991), Geriatric Rehabilitation Nursing. Rehabilitation Nursing, 16: 318–321. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.1991.tb01240.x
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
This article is derived from a statement initially developed by the author for the Gerontology Special Interest Group of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. It draws on the standards and scope of practice of rehabilitation nursing as established by the American Nurses Association and the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. The article provides insight into the needs of the elderly individual in the healthcare system; ultimately, its focus is on the necessity of providing responsible rehabilitation nursing care for clients with varied gerontological problems by evaluating and promoting restorative function. Rehabilitation nursing joins with gerontology to assist elderly clients in meeting individual goals.