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Title: Long-term dementia care : staff experiences and family satisfaction
Author: Law, Katharine
ISNI:       0000 0004 5370 5581
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis focuses on the care of people with dementia in long-term care settings. It considers both the experiences of staff working with people with dementia in such settings as well as the perceptions and satisfaction of family members of people with dementia who reside in long-term care. It is hoped that these papers will contribute to understanding how staff working with people with dementia in long-term care settings can be supported to improve the quality of care provision to this population. Chapter 1 is a systematic literature review investigating the staff factors which contribute to family satisfaction with ongoing care provision for their relatives with dementia who reside in long-term care. Empirical evidence from 14 articles was critically evaluated in order to identify relevant staff factors which contribute to family satisfaction. Relevant staff factors in three broad areas were found to contribute to family satisfaction with care provision for their relatives with dementia. Each area is explored and consideration is given to the implications for future research and clinical practice. Chapter 2 is an empirical study exploring the lived experience of healthcare assistants working with clients with dementia in residential care homes. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to analyse the data derived from semi-structured interviews with eight healthcare assistants. Three superordinate themes and nine subordinate themes emerged following the data analysis. Each theme is explored and consideration is given to the implications for future research and clinical practice. Chapter 3 is a reflective account of the researcher’s personal experiences of working with people with dementia. It explores the change in the researcher’s perceptions and attitude towards working with people with dementia as their knowledge and experience has increased over time and the impact that this has had on their outlook regarding working with people with dementia in the future.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.678712  DOI: Not available
Keywords: RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
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