alexa Clinical decision making of nurses regarding elder abuse.


Global Journal of Nursing & Forensic Studies

Author(s): MeeksSjostrom DJ

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Abstract A descriptive correlational design was used to examine the clinical decision making of nurses regarding elder abuse. The relationship of the nurses' applied knowledge of elder abuse, years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN), clinical level of practice status, the use of intuition, and clinical decision outcomes for patients in cases of suspected elder abuse were examined. The convenience sample of 84 RNs consisted of 68 females and 16 males. Results indicated an overall model of two predictors that significantly predicted outcomes. The t-test revealed no difference between RNs who received elder abuse education and those who did not. This article was published in J Elder Abuse Negl and referenced in Global Journal of Nursing & Forensic Studies

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