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The effects of hearing loss on person-centred care in residential aged care: a narrative review


Ludlow, K and Mumford, V and Makeham, M and Braithwaite, J and Greenfield, D, The effects of hearing loss on person-centred care in residential aged care: a narrative review, Geriatric Nursing, 39, (3) pp. 296-302. ISSN 0197-4572 (2017) [Refereed Article]



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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.10.013


Person-centred care is achieved through strategies such as effective communication and shared decision-making. Hearing loss can lead to communication breakdown and social isolation in residential aged care. The review aimed to address how hearing loss affects person-centred care in residential aged care settings. Empirical literature was identified through a systematic search of academic databases. Articles were reviewed against an inclusion criteria and general inductive analysis was employed to identify recurring factors across included studies. Six common factors emerged from the data: communication breakdown, the overlap between hearing loss and cognitive impairment, social isolation and reduced social participation, limited access to hearing services, inadequate training provided to care staff, and strategies to improve communication. Recommended strategies to facilitate person-centred care for residents with hearing loss are presented. Further investigation is needed to understand the effects of hearing loss on residents' autonomy and shared decision-making.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:healthcare, quality, safety, aged care, research
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Aged health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Greenfield, D (Professor David Greenfield)
ID Code:123969
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-02-03
Last Modified:2018-07-18
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