Nursing Interim Care: A Novel Practice Concept

Ole J Thienhaus, Jean Greschel

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The transition of elderly psychiatric patients from the inpatient milieu to the outpatient follow-up clinic at a community mental health center is frequently a critical period for future compliance with longer term care. The paper describes a novel practice concept that provides a temporary extension of the hospital support. Nursing Interim Care is based on the primary nurse model of an established therapeutic alliance. The continuity of care offered may present a viable remedy for patients' failure to connect with aftercare, and thus help to reduce early recidivism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Gerontologist
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 19 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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