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Reducing Staff isolation and Developing Evidence-Informed Practice in the Aged Care Environment Through an Action Research Approach to Falls Prevention

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Andrews, S and Lea, E and Haines, T and Nitz, J and Haralambous, B and Moore, K and Hill, K and Robinson, A, Reducing Staff isolation and Developing Evidence-Informed Practice in the Aged Care Environment Through an Action Research Approach to Falls Prevention, Advances in Nursing Science, 35, (1) pp. 3-13. ISSN 1550-5014 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1097/ANS.0b013e3182433b27

Abstract

This study aimed to examine whether an action research approach was effective in reducing the isolation of staff in 2 residential aged care facilities, within the context of an evidence-informed falls prevention program. A Falls Action Research Group comprising 12 nursing/nonnursing staff across 2 residential aged care facilities was established and engaged in critical dialogue and action over 12 months to improve their fall prevention activities. Through the group members' engagement, a research community was established that diminished staff isolation by engaging members in a sustained process of collaboration around falls prevention, which worked to disrupt occupational silos and challenge traditional staff hierarchies.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:staff isolation action research falls prevention
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:Andrews, S (Dr Sharon Andrews)
Author:Lea, E (Dr Emma Lea)
Author:Robinson, A (Professor Andrew Robinson)
ID Code:75795
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2012-02-16
Last Modified:2013-05-09
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