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Striking the balance: Night care versus the facilitation of good sleep

Eyers, I, Young, E, Luff, R and Arber, S (2012) Striking the balance: Night care versus the facilitation of good sleep British Journal of Nursing, 21 (5). pp. 303-307.

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Abstract

This article presents the key findings from an extensive research project aiming to identify the determinants of poor sleep in care homes. A mixed methods study was conducted in 10 care homes in South East England. This included 2-week daily diaries completed by 145 older residents and interviews with 50 care-home staff. This research demonstrated that the regular surveillance by qualified nurses and care assistants at night seriously impedes the quality of sleep experienced by older people living in care homes. However, nurses and social care workers have a duty of care, which would not be fulfilled if regular checks were not undertaken at night. There is a need for care-home staff to strike a balance between enabling older people living in care homes to have a good night's sleep and adhering to their own professional duty of care.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Eyers, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Young, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Luff, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Arber, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 6 March 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords : sleep, care homes, older people
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published as Eyers I, Young E, Luff R, Arber S (2012). Striking the balance: Night care versus the facilitation of good sleep. British Journal of Nursing 21(5):303-307 Available at: http://www.britishjournalofnursing.com/
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Jul 2013 11:24
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:04
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/764519

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