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Nursing Research on Patient Falls in Health Care Institutions

Nursing Research on Patient Falls in Health Care Institutions Chapter 13 Nursing Research on Patient Falls in Health Care Institutions CONTENTS Severity of the Problem Definition of a Fall Research Approaches EpidemioIog ic Approaches Medical Approaches Biomechanical Approaches Environmen~l Approaches Nursing Research on Patient Falls Nursing Approaches Identificarion of th Full-Prone Patient Development and Testing of Fall-Prevention Strategies Evaluation of Fall-Prevention Programs Ethical implications of Fall Research Directions for Future Research Since the 1960s, research on patient falls has escalated. Once considered a normal and expected consequence of aging, of hospitalization and illness, or an unavoidable accidtni, patient falls now are considered both predictable and preventable. In the past 30 years, research agendas have changed from estimating the numbers of patient falls and the outcomes of those falls to predicting the patient's likelihood of falling and identifying and testing strat- eges for reducing and preventing falls. The purpose of this review is to examine research related to patient falls in health care institutions including the identification and evaluation of scrategia to prevent patient falls, and to make mommendations for future research. It is important to note that the focus of the review is health care institutions; because falls that occur in the community are caused by different factors http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Nursing Research Springer Publishing

Nursing Research on Patient Falls in Health Care Institutions

Annual Review of Nursing Research , Volume 11 (1): 18 – Jan 1, 1993

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Springer Publishing
ISSN
0739-6686
eISSN
1944-4028
DOI
10.1891/0739-6686.11.1.299
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Chapter 13 Nursing Research on Patient Falls in Health Care Institutions CONTENTS Severity of the Problem Definition of a Fall Research Approaches EpidemioIog ic Approaches Medical Approaches Biomechanical Approaches Environmen~l Approaches Nursing Research on Patient Falls Nursing Approaches Identificarion of th Full-Prone Patient Development and Testing of Fall-Prevention Strategies Evaluation of Fall-Prevention Programs Ethical implications of Fall Research Directions for Future Research Since the 1960s, research on patient falls has escalated. Once considered a normal and expected consequence of aging, of hospitalization and illness, or an unavoidable accidtni, patient falls now are considered both predictable and preventable. In the past 30 years, research agendas have changed from estimating the numbers of patient falls and the outcomes of those falls to predicting the patient's likelihood of falling and identifying and testing strat- eges for reducing and preventing falls. The purpose of this review is to examine research related to patient falls in health care institutions including the identification and evaluation of scrategia to prevent patient falls, and to make mommendations for future research. It is important to note that the focus of the review is health care institutions; because falls that occur in the community are caused by different factors

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Annual Review of Nursing ResearchSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1993

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