publication . Thesis . 2002

Are Nutrition and Food Security Concerns a Priority of Certified Nursing Assistants in Work and Family Environments?

Holsinger, Amanda Joy Toscano;
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  • Published: 12 Apr 2002
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are responsible for the care of Americaâ s aging population. CNAs are paid a miniscule amount of money and are often ineligible for medical benefits through their employers. CNAs bathe, change, feed, and help toilet the residents of long-term care facilities. The stressful work and personal lives of CNAs leads to many problems such as high turnover rates, absenteeism, health problems, and elder abuse. In the United States, food insecurity is a concern for many of the uninsured working poor. The purpose of this study was to assess the overall perceived concerns, barriers, and solutions of CNAs in both their work and family envi...
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free text keywords: Certified Nursing Assistants, food insecurity, working-poor
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