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Title: The lived experiences of patients and their care-givers following hip fracture surgery : a qualitative study
Author: Patel, Vanisha
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2019
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The ageing population present serious challenges to our health and social care system. Patient outcomes and experience underpin the NHS Constitution. The aim of this study was to explore the lived experience of patients and their care-givers following hip fracture surgery. The narrative from the literature review revealed the lived experience of emergency surgery was associated with negative emotions. A lack of communication led to patients feeling dependant on staff. Talking to health professionals or family/friends helped to relieve anxiety and social isolation. The qualitative study highlighted the impact of hip fracture surgery on the physical and psychosocial well being of patients. Severely frail patients were affected by poor transitions of care. The responsibility of being a caregiver puts a strain on personal lives, relationships and mental health. A suggested core domain set, synthesised from the findings of this study include autonomy, dignity and respect, information and knowledge, placing trust in others, support, empowerment, rehabilitation and recovery – an individualised plan, continuity of care and change and emotions. A patient experience framework specific to the older person undergoing hip fracture surgery provides the domains of care important to patients and their care-givers with the overall aim of improving patient experience.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: R Medicine (General) ; RD Surgery