ERIC Number: EJ374739
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
New Friendships: Staff as Visitors of Nursing Home Residents.
Moss, Miriam S.; Pfohl, Dorothea C.
Gerontologist, v28 n2 p263-65 Apr 1988
Describes program in which nursing home staff (N=20) who were not involved in one-to-one caregiving each befriended one nursing home resident. Found satisfactions included feeling appreciated by resident, seeing their positive impact, having a new social tie, and learning about aging. Found residents benefited from expanded social network, increased self-esteem, and advocacy. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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