Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Admission to a nursing home is a stressful life event demanding changes in all aspects of living. Becoming a nursing home resident was perceived by subjects in Gordon's study (1985) to be the third most stressful life event preceded only by death of a spouse and divorce and followed by pregnancy and retirement. Researchers have disputed the direct relationship of relocation trauma to mortality (Borup 1983), but agree that certain factors increase the older person's vulnerability to the stresses of relocation.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert T. Lembke
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©1988 Carla Pletsch Janssen
Janssen, Carla Pletsch, "Nursing home admission: Effects, predictors of well-being and implications for counseling" (1988). Graduate Research Papers. 2609.