The contribution of expert gerontological nursing
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The contribution of expert gerontological nursing

Brendan McCormack Director, Royal College of Nursing Gerontological Programme, RCN, London
Pauline Ford Director, Royal College of Nursing Gerontological Programme, RCN, London

In many ways, the key to the future development of gerontological nursing lies in preventing aspects of its history from becoming the focus of nursing in the future. This article discusses the nursing contribution to the development of person-centred care services and highlights the historical context of gerontological nursing and the reasons why current developmental challenges exist. The authors illustrate examples of good practice and new opportunities for the development of expert practice.

Nursing Standard. 13, 25, 42-45. doi: 10.7748/ns1999.03.13.25.42.c7495