Primary nursing is a method of delivering individualized care that is assumed to be especially suitable for older patients 17 who are more often frail and vulnerable and so require a holistic approach to their management. Primary nursing and the older patient primary nursing and the older patient wright steve 1990 03 01 000000 florence nightingale described the case method in an era when the hospital base of nursing had yet to expand fully the idea was of individual nurses working with specific patients and or families and having overall responsibility for their care. The participation of nurse case managers in primary care practices for instance has shown benefits in elderly patient mortality and physician satisfaction schraeder et al 2001 as yet however such interventions have met with very little acceptance by health care organizations or third party payers boult kane pacala and wagner 1999 wagner davis schaefer von korff and austin 1999 . Using simple and easily administered assessment tools primary care physicians can improve the identification of specific problems that are common in the elderly and also shift their focus from diseasespecific intervention to preventive care and proactive medical management disease management in elderly not only need professional skills but also requires family support as well as social rehabilitation for them to make them effective member of community wilson a 2012. Role of nurse in elderly care introduction a nurse is a professional of health care who in collaboration with other members of a team of fitness care is responsible for treatment safety and healing of acute or chronically ill persons advancement of health and upkeep inside family circles groups and populations and treatment of life threatening emergencies in a broad variety of settings for health care nurses present a broad range of clinical and non clinical functions necessary to
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