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Standards for psychological services in long-term care facilities.

Lichtenberg PA, Smith M, Frazer D, Molinari V, Rosowsky E, Crose R, Stillwell N, Kramer N, Hartman-Stein P, Qualls S, Salamon M, Duffy M, Parr J, Gallagher-Thompson D. Standards for psychological services in long-term care facilities. The Gerontologist. 1998 Feb 1; 38(1):122-7.

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Psychologists in Long-Term Care (PLTC), a national network established in 1983, has developed, with input from colleagues and consumers, standards for psychological practice in long-term care facilities. These standards address provider characteristics, methods of referral, assessment practices, treatment, and ethical issues. This article describes the document's development and offers suggestions for its use.

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