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An evaluation of a nurse led unit: an action research study

Williamson, T, Rawle, A, Bacon, E, Cooper, E, Davies, N, Eastwood, J, Evans, A, Freeman, S, Green, J, Hindley, G, Jeffreys, J, Johnson, J, Lee, N, Low, J, Martin, J, Rayner, J, Reynolds, P, Richardson, M, Sewell, B, Tickner, D and Whitworth, J 2006, An evaluation of a nurse led unit: an action research study , Project Report, University of Salford, Salford, Manchester.

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    Abstract

    This study is an exemplar of working in a participatory way with members of the public and health and social care practitioners as co-researchers. A Nurse Consultant Older People working in a nurse-led bed, intermediate care facility in a community hospital acted as joint project lead with an academic researcher. From the outset, members of the public were part of a team of 16 individuals who agreed an evaluation focus and were involved in all stages of the research process from design through to dissemination. An extensive evaluation reflecting all these stakeholders’ preferences was undertaken. Methods included research and audit including: patient and carer satisfaction questionnaire surveys, individual interviews with patients, carers and staff, staff surveys, graffiti board, suggestion box, first impressions questionnaire, patient tracking and a bed census. A key aim of the study has been capacity building of the research team members which has also been evaluated. In terms of impact, the co-researchers have developed research skills and knowledge, grown in confidence, developed in ways that have impacted elsewhere in their lives, developed posters, presented at conferences and gained a better understanding of the NHS. The evaluation itself has provided useful information on the processes and outcomes of intermediate care on the ward which was used to further improve the service.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
    Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
    Publisher: University of Salford
    Funders: Derbyshire County NHS PCT
    Depositing User: T Williamson
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 11:47
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:46
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12868

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