Nurs Stand 2003 Jan 8-14;17(17):39-43
Jarrett L, Bradford A, Brown C, Colhoun S, Cox A, Gush H, Kaliczak M, McCaffrey A, Mullan F, Norris L, Rossi B, Russell A, Vernon K.
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCL Hospitals Trust, London.
At a recent conference workshop, a group of specialist nurses examined their attitudes towards individuals with multiple sclerosis moving into long-term care.
This article summarises how the group members examined their attitudes, the literature reviewed and what was learnt by sharing experiences.
It also suggests how nurses could promote positive attitudes towards, and ease, the transition of patients into long-term residential care.