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RNs Step Up To Meet Need For Geriatric Care

The Sacramento Bee: Gerontology A New Focus For Registered Nurses
With 75 million baby boomers edging into their years of greatest health care usage – and with the number of geriatrics physicians steadily on the decline – registered nurses are stepping up to fill the need. Doing so requires not only a significant statistical shift in the nursing work force but also a cultural shift in the way patients and medical staff view the delivery of health care (Creamer, 3/15). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.