RNs Step Up To Meet Need For Geriatric CareThe Sacramento Bee: Gerontology A New Focus For Registered Nurses
With 75 million baby boomers edging into their years of greatest health care usage and with the number of geriatrics physicians steadily on the decline registered nurses are stepping up to fill the need. Doing so requires not only a significant statistical shift in the nursing work force but also a cultural shift in the way patients and medical staff view the delivery of health care (Creamer, 3/15). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.