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Social and occupational engagement of staff in two Irish nursing homes for people with dementia
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|Title: ||Social and occupational engagement of staff in two Irish nursing homes for people with dementia|
|Affiliation: ||Cavan General Hospital|
|Journal: ||The Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy|
|Issue Date: ||2011 |
|Abstract: ||This observational study evaluated the amounts of social and occupational engagement of staff (nurses, care workers, activity coordinators) in two traditional style Irish residential nursing homes for people with dementia. A snapshot observational technique was used to obtain daily quantitative data. Approximately 65% of the time that staff were in communal sitting rooms during the observational periods was spent in work and care tasks, with approximately 25% of the time spent in social engagement and 10% spent in interactive occupational activities with the residents. Staff were absent from the room for over one-third of the observed time. Environmental and operational observations are discussed using narrative descriptions to give a context to the quantitative outcome measures.|
|Appears in Collections: ||Cavan General Hospital|
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