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 (2016) [Refereed Article]
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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 Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Dementia, acute care, family involvement|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Field:||Aged care nursing|
|Objective Group:||Provision of health and support services|
|UTAS Author:||Bramble, M (Dr Marguerite Bramble)|
|Year Published:||2016 (online first 2015)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||20|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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