Social and occupational engagement of staff in two Irish nursing homes for people with dementia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237984
Title:
Social and occupational engagement of staff in two Irish nursing homes for people with dementia
Authors:
Morgan-Brown, M; Omerod, M; Newton, R; Manley, D; Fitzpatrick, M
Affiliation:
Cavan General Hospital
Journal:
The Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237984
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.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMorgan-Brown, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorOmerod, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorManley, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T14:02:00Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-09T14:02:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/237984-
dc.description.abstractThis 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.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleSocial and occupational engagement of staff in two Irish nursing homes for people with dementiaen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCavan General Hospitalen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe Irish Journal of Occupational Therapyen_GB
dc.description.provinceUlsteren
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