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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156407
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quality of Life of Older People Living in Long-Stay Care in Ireland
Abstract:
Quality of Life of Older People Living in Long-Stay Care in Ireland
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Cooney, Adeline, RN, BNS, RNT, MM
P.I. Institution Name:NUI, Galway
Title:Deputy Head, Centre for Nursing Studies NUI, Galway
Co-Authors:Kathy Murphy, PhD, RN, BA, RNT
The quality of life of older people living in long-stay care has been raised within many countries (OECD, 2005).  Little is known however about the quality of life of older people living in residential care in Ireland. The purpose of this study was to explore quality of life issues as perceived by residents, relatives and staff and to contribute to the overall understanding of quality of life domains among older people living in long-stay care in Ireland. A mixed method design incorporating both qualitative and quantitative was utilised.  As part of the qualitative data collection and analysis preceded the quantitative data collection and analysis, the study was categorised as an across method sequential exploratory design. Three methods were employed within this study; (1) focus groups (2) quantitative survey of long-stay facilities and (3) qualitative interviews with residents and staff. This presentation focuses on the data gathered from interviews with residents (n = 101).  Four core themes emerged as important for older peoples? quality of life: care environment and ethos of care; personal identity; connectedness to family and community and activities and therapies.  These factors were found to be the ?constants? which determined residents overall quality of life.  A number of categories make up each theme.  These are elaborated on in the paper and illustrated using residents? comments. It was concluded that much work needs to be done to enhance residents? quality of life in long-term care facilities.  The study concludes that there is a need for a change in focus from quality of care to quality of life.  A shift of this dimension has implications for both practitioners and policymakers.  The rationale for this conclusion and recommendations for change are expanded on in this paper.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQuality of Life of Older People Living in Long-Stay Care in Irelanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156407-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Quality of Life of Older People Living in Long-Stay Care in Ireland</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cooney, Adeline, RN, BNS, RNT, MM</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">NUI, Galway</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Deputy Head, Centre for Nursing Studies NUI, Galway</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">adeline.cooney@nuigalway.ie</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathy Murphy, PhD, RN, BA, RNT</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The quality of life of older people living in long-stay care has been raised within many countries (OECD, 2005).&nbsp; Little is known however about the quality of life of older people living in residential care in Ireland. The purpose of this study was to explore quality of life issues as perceived by residents, relatives and staff and to contribute to the overall understanding of quality of life domains among older people living in long-stay care in Ireland. A mixed method design incorporating both qualitative and quantitative was utilised.&nbsp; As part of the qualitative data collection and analysis preceded the quantitative data collection and analysis, the study was categorised as an across method sequential exploratory design. Three methods were employed within this study; (1) focus groups (2) quantitative survey of long-stay facilities and (3) qualitative interviews with residents and staff. This presentation focuses on the data gathered from interviews with residents (n = 101).&nbsp; Four core themes emerged as important for older peoples? quality of life: care environment and ethos of care; personal identity; connectedness to family and community and activities and therapies.&nbsp; These factors were found to be the ?constants? which determined residents overall quality of life.&nbsp; A number of categories make up each theme.&nbsp; These are elaborated on in the paper and illustrated using residents? comments. It was concluded that much work needs to be done to enhance residents? quality of life in long-term care facilities.&nbsp; The study concludes that there is a need for a change in focus from quality of care to quality of life.&nbsp; A shift of this dimension has implications for both practitioners and policymakers.&nbsp; The rationale for this conclusion and recommendations for change are expanded on in this paper.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:45:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:45:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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