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Role for a Labor-Management Partnership in Nursing Home Person-Centered Care

Journal Article
January 1, 2010

This article examines how labor-management partnerships help facilitate implementation of person-centered care. Using a participatory approach, the researchers conducted case studies of two nursing homes participating in a partnership with a labor union. The study found that, through training, engagement, and more, labor-management partnerships help change the organization and focus of nursing assistants’ work, thereby supporting a transition toward person-centered care.

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Key Takeaways

The labor-management partnership helped build person-centered care knowledge among participants.
Management innovations were key for developing and supporting person-centered care.
Through the labor-management partnership, workers showed strong engagement in person-centered care practices.

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