Geriatric Nursing: Growth of a Specialty by ProQuest

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Growth of a Specialty begins at the turn of the twentieth century with a brief description of key developments in medicine and nursing (the publication of early texts and journal articles calling for a focus on aging), as well as the social, economic, and policy issues that increased the awareness of older adults from the 1930s to the present. The contributions of the pioneering group were indeed notable and included seminal geriatric nursing research on confusion and medication compliance; the publication of landmark texts; leadership in the ANA and the establishment of interest groups and the scope of practice; developments in educational curricula in aging; the creation of the first master's program in the specialty; and the articulation of the need for geropsychiatric mental health.

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