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Not just a simple dressing: A practitioner inquiry exploring the complexity within residential care homes and the district nursing response

Dudman, Jennifer A.;
Open Access English
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
People living in residential care homes are older, frailer and sicker than ever before. Levels of dependency and co-morbidity are increasing, with neurodegenerative diseases, and dementia in particular, having a significant impact. Previous research has reported high levels of unmet needs, including healthcare needs, amongst the resident population, yet has given a limited understanding of why staff may struggle to meet these healthcare needs.\ud \ud This qualitative study used a practitioner research approach to answer the following questions. Firstly, what challenges do care staff face in meeting the healthcare needs of residents, in particular those living wi...
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