Implementing Culture Change in Nursing Homes

by Published On: Oct 29, 2003Updated On: May 06, 2011
In the Selecting a Model or Choosing Your Own Culture article, the author reviews the practical issues related to implementing culture change in nursing homes. Dr. Robyn Stone discusses the merits of model replication and highlights the barriers to creating and sustaining culture change in nursing homes.

The article includes a description of various dimensions of culture that must be changed, such as the approach to clinical training and practice, the nature of management and job design, the approach to caring and the characteristics of the residential environment.

The article concludes with the identification of major elements required to maximize the potential for nursing homes to create and sustain culture change.

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