Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 2):S10-4
A care protocol to reduce hospital readmissions of elderly residential care home patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
DTF Lee, AE Mackenzie, IFK Lee, ASF Lai, TLF Lo
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. Provision of community nursing support to residential care home staff has significantly improved the psychological well-being of elderly residents.
2. Psychological aspects of care should be emphasised in the care of older people with chronic illness.