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Psychiatric assessment wards for older adults : a qualitative evaluation of two ward models.

Craig, Jaime-Stewart and Patel, Julie and Lee-Jones, Claire and Hatton, Chris (2000) Psychiatric assessment wards for older adults : a qualitative evaluation of two ward models. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 15 (8). pp. 721-728. ISSN 0885-6230

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Abstract

This study was requested to investigate the relative strengths of two different ward arrangements. Both wards were psychiatric assessment wards for people over the age of 65 and both were mixed sex wards. The major focus was to examine if the separation of cognitively impaired (CI) and functional clients on an elderly assessment ward had benefits in terms of client and staff satisfaction. The study involved 192 hours of observation, following four clients on each ward for 24-hours. Results indicate that the split ward and the mixed ward differ qualitatively and that in terms of user and staff satisfaction the split model is preferable. Implications for service development and future research are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Uncontrolled Keywords: qualitative ; service evaluation ; user satisfaction ; old age ; assessment wards ; psychiatry
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 14365
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2008 13:39
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:13
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/14365

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