Imperial College London

DrBethanDavies

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 8994bethan.davies06

 
 
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Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus

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Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Beardon:2018:10.1186/s12877-018-0710-x,
author = {Beardon, S and Patel, K and Davies, B and Ward, H},
doi = {10.1186/s12877-018-0710-x},
journal = {BMC Geriatrics},
title = {Informal Carers' Perspectives on the Delivery of Acute Hospital Care for Patients with Dementia: A Systematic Review},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-0710-x},
volume = {23},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Background: Providing high quality acute hospital care for patients with dementia is an increasing challenge asthe prevalence of the disease rises. Informal carers of people with dementia are a critical resource for improvinginpatient care, due to their insights into patients’ needs and preferences. We summarise informal carers’ perspectives ofacute hospital care to inform best practice service delivery.Methods: We conducted a systematic search of bibliographic databases and sought relevant grey literature. We usedthematic synthesis analysis to assimilate results of the studies and describe components of care that influence perceivedquality.Results: Twenty papers met the inclusion criteria. Findings identified four overarching components of care thatinfluenced carer experience and their perceptions of care quality: ‘Patient care’, ‘Staff interactions’, ‘Carer’s situation’ and‘Hospital environment’. Need for improvement was identified in staff training, provision of help with personal careneeds, and dignified treatment of patients. Carers need to be informed, involved and supported during hospitaladmission in order to promote the most positive experience.Conclusion: This review identifies common perspectives of informal carers of people with dementia in the acutehospital setting and highlights important areas to address to improve the experience of an admission for both carerand patient.
AU - Beardon,S
AU - Patel,K
AU - Davies,B
AU - Ward,H
DO - 10.1186/s12877-018-0710-x
PY - 2018///
SN - 1471-2318
TI - Informal Carers' Perspectives on the Delivery of Acute Hospital Care for Patients with Dementia: A Systematic Review
T2 - BMC Geriatrics
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-0710-x
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/55712
VL - 23
ER -