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'They rush you and push you too much and you can't really get any good response off them': A qualitative examination of family involvement in care of people with dementia in acute care

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Moyle, W and Bramble, M and Bauer, M and Smyth, W and Beattie, E, 'They rush you and push you too much and you can't really get any good response off them': A qualitative examination of family involvement in care of people with dementia in acute care, Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35, (2) pp. E30-E34. ISSN 1440-6381 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 AJA Inc

DOI: doi:10.1111/ajag.12251

Abstract

AIM: To explore the role and needs of the family carer across different acute care contexts and their level of involvement in the care of their relative with dementia in this setting.

METHOD: A pragmatic, exploratory-descriptive qualitative approach. A convenience sample of 30 family carers across three sites completed semi-structured interviews.

RESULTS: Family carers wanted to be involved in the acute care of their family member with dementia. They acknowledged the importance of a central source of information, educated staff, guidelines on roles and processes, and positive communication, as well as respect from staff for the carer's knowledge of the older person and their needs. They also highlighted the need for medical staff to discuss with them the family member's treatment and care.

CONCLUSION: There is a need for family-focused interventions to improve communication and involvement of family in the care of family members with dementia in the acute setting.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Dementia, acute care, family involvement
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Aged Care Nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Bramble, M (Dr Marguerite Bramble)
ID Code:107991
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-04
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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