Friday, 17 April 2015

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To ensure interested readers can easily access our work and findings, we have created a series of briefing sheets.  These are available as appendices in the main report but we will publish them separately here on the blog.  Please share and use these resources.  All we ask is that if you use these that you reference our work.  The briefing sheets include:

1. Overview of the scoping study and findings

2. Individual summaries for each of the four linked strands of work:

  • A rapid review of published literature on care and professional development needs of registered nurses in care homes;
  • Mapping secondary data sources on workforce characteristics of registered nurse staffing in care homes;
  • A modified Delphi survey to establish as objectively as possible a consensus on the care and professional development needs of registered nursing staff in care homes using a ‘panel’ representing three separate stakeholder groups from across the UK: care home nurses and managers; nurse educators in higher education; and community healthcare professionals (including general practitioners, geriatricians, specialist and district nurses); and
  • Telephones interviews with stakeholders - care home managers and nurses, general practitioners, specialist nurses (NHS) with a role in care homes, and leaders in care home work (national and international) - to provide depth of understanding.

3. Individual summaries of the literature themes: (1) care home relationships; (2) delirium; (3) dementia care; (4) depression; (5) end of life care; (6) hospital admission; (7) long term condition management; (8) undergraduate pre-registration nurse education; (9) nursing roles; (10) personal care; (11) quality of care; (12) resident safety; (13) staff development; (14) staff well-being and safety; (15) support for care homes from the NHS; and (16) tissue viability.

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