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- Impact of relational coordination on job satisfaction and quality outcomes: A study of nursing homes.Human Resource Management Journal. 2008; 18: 154-170
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- Measuring End-of-Life Care Processes in Nursing Homes.Gerontologist. 2009; 49: 803-815
- End of life in nursing homes: Connections between structure, process, and outcomes.J Palliat Med. 2005; 8: 545-555
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- Assessing the appropriateness of pain medication prescribing practices in nursing homes.J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006; 54: 231-239
- Educational program for nursing home physicians and staff to reduce use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs among nursing home residents—A randomized controlled trial.Med Care. 2001; 39: 436-445
- Systematic review of studies of staffing and quality in nursing homes.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2006; 7: 366-376
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- Measuring interdisciplinary team performance in a long-term care setting.Med Care. 2004; 42: 472-481
- End-of-life hospitalization for African American and non-Latino white nursing home residents: Variation by race and a facility's racial composition.J Palliat Med. 2005; 8: 58-68
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- Patterns of medical and nursing staff communication in nursing homes: Implications and insights from complexity science.Qual Health Res. 2006; 16: 173-188
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- RN staffing time and outcomes of long-stay nursing home residents: Pressure ulcers and other adverse outcomes are less likely as RNs spend more time on direct patient care.Am J Nurs. 2005; 105: 58-70
- Certified nursing assistants' explanatory models of nursing home resident depression.West J Nurs Res. 2008; 30: 653-672
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- The role of certified nursing assistants in nursing homes.J Nurs Adm. 2003; 33: 578-584
- Exploring nursing home staff's perceptions of communication and leadership to facilitate quality improvement.J Nurs Care Qual. 2004; 19: 242-252
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- The palliative care education needs of nursing home staff.Nurse Educ Today. 2006; 26: 501-510
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- Which residential care facilities are delivering inadequate care? A simple case-finding questionnaire.Canadian Journal on Aging-Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement. 2001; 20: 339-355
We gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Institute on Aging (grant R01 AG23077), National Institute of Nursing Research (grant R01 0727), and the Foundation for Healthy Living, NY.