Does resident or family preference always control? Resident-centered care versus regulatory compliance
September 17, 2014
Geriatric Nursing – Elsevier
Examines the tension that can occur when the regulations that govern nursing homes conflict with a resident’s (or family member’s) preferences. The article specifically looks at several areas where tension can arise: advance directives, preventing pressure sores, accidents and injuries, self-administering medications, restraints, and food choice. The author writes that nursing homes may not always be able to honor residents’ choices, especially if they violate the federal Requirements of Participation for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities.