Application of Moos and Schaefer's (1986) model to nursing care of elderly persons relocating to a nursing home

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  • Marjone Oleson DNSc RN,

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    1. Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Systems, and Master of Nursing Science Candidate, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin USA
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  • Kathleen McGlynn Shadick BSN RN

    1. Research Assistant, Department of Nursing Systems, and Master of Nursing Science Candidate, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin USA
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Marjorie Oleson Assistant Professor Department of Nursing Systems School of Nursing University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Eau Claire Wisconsin 54702-4004, USA

Abstract

Elderly persons relocating to a nursing home experience a life transition that they usually perceive as a crisis Effective coping with this transition/crisis requires effective management of the event Nurses caring for these persons are challenged to assess and intervene to assist them to achieve positive outcomes from this transition Moos & Schaefer's (1986) Conceptual Model for Understanding Life Crises and Transitions depicts a process by which nurses may help elderly persons cope effectively with relocation to a nursing home This paper describes the model and its application to the nursing care of elderly persons relocating to a nursing home, including a case study The extent to which the model has been empirically tested with populations in long-term care settings is critically analysed

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