Director of nursing experiences of a hospital in the nursing home program in South East Queensland

Barnard, Alan and Hou, Xiang-Yu and Lukin, Bill (2016) Director of nursing experiences of a hospital in the nursing home program in South East Queensland. Collegian, 23 (4). pp. 341-348. ISSN 1322-7696


Abstract

In Australia there is limited access to acute care support for residents living within the residential aged care sector. Competing demands from families, residents, government agencies and the acute care sector has meant that staff with the sector struggle often to meet the acute care needs of residents, leading sometimes to transfer of residents to emergency departments with major hospitals. Hospital in the nursing home is a care delivery model designed to reduce transfers, facilitate appropriate care intervention, effectively utilize existing health resources, and extend support to the residential care sector. This research project used an interpretive qualitative framework to explore through focus group method, hospital in the home experiences of 20 residential care Directors of Nursing in South East Queensland. Research outcomes emphasize hospital in the nursing home as a mutually beneficial support strategy that can improve residential based management of acute and chronic illness, can positively assist family support, and assists with decision making and ongoing communication. Hospital in the home emphasises a move from hospital destination based acute care services to community based delivery supported by a multidisciplinary team.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2021 05:29
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 01:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emergency care; Hospital in the nursing home; Hospital transfer; Qualitative research; Residential aged care
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420309 Health management
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420306 Health care administration
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420320 Residential client care
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920208 Health Policy Evaluation
C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2002 Evaluation of health and support services > 200206 Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
20 HEALTH > 2002 Evaluation of health and support services > 200205 Health policy evaluation
20 HEALTH > 2003 Provision of health and support services > 200311 Urgent and critical care, and emergency medicine
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2016.03.001
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42239

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