The Development of the Integrated Community Based Home Care Model: Collaboration between Practitioners and Researcher

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Presentation
Title:
The Development of the Integrated Community Based Home Care Model: Collaboration between Practitioners and Researcher
Abstract:
The Development of the Integrated Community Based Home Care Model: Collaboration between Practitioners and Researcher
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Uys, Leana,
P.I. Institution Name:University of Natal
Title:Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Durban, Kwa-Zulu-Natal, 4041, South Africa
Contact Telephone:27.31.2602075
Purpose: To illustrate the practice-lead development of a mid-level nursing model by using the example of the development and evaluation of a model for home based HIV/AIDS care. Conceptual model: The Integrated Community Based Home Care Model is a palliative care model developed in a rural area of South Africa by Hospice staff. If integrates all possible resources in the community, is based on palliative care standards and aimed at a decrease n the incidence of HIV/AIDS by giving humane care to people with AIDS. Sample: The model was developed in one setting, and then described as the first phase of an evaluation study done in seven settings across the country. The site sample included urban, peri-urban and rural sites. Method: Although the paper will briefly outline the evaluation study and its results, the focus of the paper is the collaboration between practitioners and researchers that produced a distinct model for practice, with some evaluation data. The practitioners developed their practice model over a period of thirteen years before they approached the researcher to evaluate their work and its cascading to six other sites. In the process of developing an evaluation plan, the model was articulated during the 18 months long evaluation process it was further clarified and elaborated. Results: For practitioners: 1. Credibility with policy makers and funders. 2. A greater theoretical understanding of their own practice. 3. Ongoing research and writing as part of their practice. For nursing and health care: 1. A clear model which has become a benchmark for other models. 2. Detailed data on the implementation of this model, leading to the identification of relevant concepts in evaluation of such models. Conclusions: The conclusion is that knowledge production is greatly enhanced by researchers linking up with innovative practitioners.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.titleThe Development of the Integrated Community Based Home Care Model: Collaboration between Practitioners and Researcheren_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Development of the Integrated Community Based Home Care Model: Collaboration between Practitioners and Researcher</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Uys, Leana, </td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Natal</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Durban, Kwa-Zulu-Natal, 4041, South Africa</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">27.31.2602075</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Uys@mtb.und.ac.za</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To illustrate the practice-lead development of a mid-level nursing model by using the example of the development and evaluation of a model for home based HIV/AIDS care. Conceptual model: The Integrated Community Based Home Care Model is a palliative care model developed in a rural area of South Africa by Hospice staff. If integrates all possible resources in the community, is based on palliative care standards and aimed at a decrease n the incidence of HIV/AIDS by giving humane care to people with AIDS. Sample: The model was developed in one setting, and then described as the first phase of an evaluation study done in seven settings across the country. The site sample included urban, peri-urban and rural sites. Method: Although the paper will briefly outline the evaluation study and its results, the focus of the paper is the collaboration between practitioners and researchers that produced a distinct model for practice, with some evaluation data. The practitioners developed their practice model over a period of thirteen years before they approached the researcher to evaluate their work and its cascading to six other sites. In the process of developing an evaluation plan, the model was articulated during the 18 months long evaluation process it was further clarified and elaborated. Results: For practitioners: 1. Credibility with policy makers and funders. 2. A greater theoretical understanding of their own practice. 3. Ongoing research and writing as part of their practice. For nursing and health care: 1. A clear model which has become a benchmark for other models. 2. Detailed data on the implementation of this model, leading to the identification of relevant concepts in evaluation of such models. Conclusions: The conclusion is that knowledge production is greatly enhanced by researchers linking up with innovative practitioners.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:04:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:04:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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