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Factors affecting residents' sleep in care homes

Ellmers, T, Arber, S, Luff, R, Eyers, I and Young, E (2013) Factors affecting residents' sleep in care homes Nursing Older People, 25 (8). pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

Aim The aim of this study was to undertake a detailed exploration of sleep in the context of 24 hours in a care home environment, exploring the subjective experience of residents and the perceptions of staff. Method Qualitative research in four care homes for older people consisting of semi-structured interviews and ethnographic observations. Interviews were conducted with 38 residents and 39 staff, and were analysed using a grounded theory approach. Findings The findings have highlighted some challenges and opportunities for developing practice in care homes to improve residents' sleep. In addition to pain and physical disabilities, the physical environment and practices in care homes can affect residents' sleep and night-time experience. Conclusion Improving our understanding of residents' and staff's experiences at night in care homes can inform the development of good practice in night-time care and contribute to a positive culture of person-centred care.© 2013 RCN Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Ellmers, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Arber, Ss.arber@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Luff, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Eyers, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Young, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : October 2013
Identification Number : 10.7748/nop2013.10.25.8.29.e466
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:28
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/819846

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