Head Nurse as Key Informant: How Beliefs and Institutional Pressures Can Structure Dementia Care
McLean, Athena, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
Westport, CN: Bergin & Harvey
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The purpose of this chapter is to describe how the head nurse of one dementia unit of a nursing home conceptualized her professional health care mission and to explore the multiple contextual pressures that helped to shape the management style and approach she developed to accomplish it.
McLean, Athena, and Perkinson, Margaret. The Head Nurse as Key Informant: How Beliefs and Institutional Pressures Can Structure Dementia Care in The Culture of Long Term Care: Nursing Home Ethnography. J. Neil Henderson and Maria Vesperi, editors. 1995 Westport, CN: Bergin & Harvey. 127-148.