Nursing research in geriatric mental health*


  • Beverly L Roberts PhD RNC

    1. Associate Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Balton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
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    Preparation of this manuscript was supported m part by a grant from the National Institute on Aging 1 R01 AG05635-01


As the population of older people in the world increases, concerns about the health and delivery of health care to these elderly people become increasingly more important Geriatric mental health arose as a nursing speciality in response to this concern over the health of older adults This paper focuses on a review of nursing literature relevant to the mental and cognitive health of older adults Implications for current practice and future research are explored