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Care Professionals' Views on Undertaking Care Assessment in the Community

Beveridge, G. and Mitchell, Theresa (2008) Care Professionals' Views on Undertaking Care Assessment in the Community. Nursing Older People, 20 (5). pp. 28-32. ISSN 1472-0795

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This study explores the understanding of care assessments by care staff, which, the author contends, can become simply a task and another workforce issue, rather than actively supporting older people. The policy background to care assessments is explored and qualitative research is
described. Key themes emerged from interviews conducted with care staff working in various settings, among themcommunication, documentation and a needs-led approach.
These are explored and recommendations for improved practice are made.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: care assessment, community care, care professionals, research methods, assessment health needs, interviews, interviewing
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Theresa Mitchell
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 12:14
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:07

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