Exploring the impact of dementia friendly ward environments on the provision of care: A qualitative thematic analysis

Brooke, Joanne and Semlyen, Joanna (2019) Exploring the impact of dementia friendly ward environments on the provision of care: A qualitative thematic analysis. Dementia, 18 (2). pp. 685-700. ISSN 1471-3012

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Abstract

Dementia-friendly wards are recent developments to improve care for patients with dementia in acute hospitals. This qualitative study used focus groups to understand the impact of dementia friendly ward environments on nurses experiences of caring for acutely unwell patients with dementia. Qualified nurses and health care assistants working in an acute NHS Trust in England discussed their perceptions and experiences of working in a dementia-friendly ward environment. Four themes developed from the thematic analysis: (1) ‘It doesn’t look like a hospital’: A changed environment, (2) ‘More options to provide person-centred care’: No one size fits all, (3) ‘Before you could not see the patients’: A constant nurse presence and (4) ‘The ward remains the same’: Resistance to change. Recommendations and implementations for practice are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia,hospital environment,nursing,qualitative,focus groups
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 01:40
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 02:27
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62805
DOI: 10.1177/1471301216689402

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