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How does an accreditation program in residential aged care inform the way residents manage their healthcare and lifestyle?


Hogden, A and Greenfield, D and Brandon, M and Debono, D and Mumford, V and Westbrook, J and Braithwaite, J, How does an accreditation program in residential aged care inform the way residents manage their healthcare and lifestyle?, Managing Improvement in Healthcare: Attaining, Sustaining and Spreading Quality, Palgrave Macmillan, AM McDermott, M Kitchener, and M Exworthy (ed), Cham, Switzerland, pp. 295-310. ISBN 978-3-319-62235-4 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-62235-4_17


Our study examined how accreditation informs the way Australian aged care facility residents manage their healthcare and lifestyle in residential aged care. Residents did not draw direct links between accreditation programs and their quality of life, yet accreditation standards implicitly underpinned aspects of quality of life that were important to them. There are opportunities for accreditation programs to more fully utilise resident perspectives to improve their care and quality of life. More overt connections between accreditation standards and issues that are important to residents could promote partnerships with staff, and support enhanced quality of life and a resident-centred focus of care. Furthermore, residentsí perspectives and experiences may contribute to refining accreditation programs, to ensure they align more with community expectations.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:healthcare, accreditation, aged care, research
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hogden, A (Dr Anne Hogden)
UTAS Author:Greenfield, D (Professor David Greenfield)
ID Code:117357
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:College Office - CoBE
Deposited On:2017-06-08
Last Modified:2020-02-07
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