Training Needs for Social Workers Discharging Skilled Nursing Facility Individuals

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Beaulieu, Elise, “Training Needs for Social Workers Discharging Skilled Nursing Facility Individuals,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed April 4, 2020, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/342.

Title

Training Needs for Social Workers Discharging Skilled Nursing Facility Individuals

Creator

Beaulieu, Elise

Date

2013

Description

This nation study of 218 nursing home social workers indicated much of their knowledge and skills about discharge planning were acquired on the job and they needed more information about community resources to more effectively manage. Results further indicated that facility focus was also significantly related to the need for more time for discharge planning and over half the respondents indicated their facility was short-stay focused. Facilities of less than 120 beds averaged the greatest proportion of discharges, yet many only had one social worker. The study results suggested that the shifting focus of nursing homes from long-term care to short-stays highlights the need for discharge plan training. Further research could include examining the best vehicles to be used for training including, webinars, seminars, conferences, etc.

Publisher

Simmons College (Boston, Mass.)

Format

1 PDF (184 Pages)

Language

English

Type

Doctoral Dissertations

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