Presentation on theme: "Person-centred Practice Research Centre Provision of Care to Older People. Dr Assumpta Ryan (Strand Lead) School of Nursing and Institute of Nursing and."— Presentation transcript:
Person-centred Practice Research Centre Provision of Care to Older People. Dr Assumpta Ryan (Strand Lead) School of Nursing and Institute of Nursing and Health Research University of Ulster
Strand Focus provision of care to older people, family caregiving, long-term care, community care and rehabilitation. work collaboratively with other centres in the Institute of Nursing and Health Research to advance research and development in person- centred care for older people.
On-going projects Improving quality of life in nursing and residential homes by implementing an evidence-based programme of best practice in person-centred care. Promoting future planning for ageing family carers of older people with learning disabilities: a ‘training the trainers’ approach Effective family support models during the transition of adults with intellectual disabilities into old age.
Completed projects Planning for the future: an exploration of the needs of older family caregivers of older people with learning disabilities at home. What aspects of primary care work in the prevention, recognition and management of mental health issues across the lifespan, for whom does it work, in what circumstances and why? The Impact of the community care in enabling older people with complex needs to remain in their own home. An exploratory study of the impact of nurses in pre-hospital emergency care: Benefits for older people.
Completed projects cont. A review of service provision for older people with mental health problems. An evaluation of the effectiveness of theoretical and experiential interventions on students nurses contribution to the care of older people. Assessing telecare for carers of older people. Rural family carers’ experiences of the nursing home placement of an older relative.
PhD Projects The roles, responsibilities and services provided by home helps/home care assistants. Kevin Moore. Mood and anxiety disorders across the life-span: incorporating age within the World Mental Health survey. Ronald McDowell Dignity in residential care settings through the lens of Appreciative Inquiry. Jill Murphy The development and evaluation of a narrative based approach to practice development in an older adult residential care setting, utilizing residents’ stories to inform practice change. Catherine Buckley.
International Collaborations Caudiana College of Health Professions, Bozen, Italy. Work on-going with Dr Maria Mischo-Kelling and colleagues on a study: Person-centred care: what are the understandings, experiences and expectations of chronically ill patients in the region of South Tyrol? Alexander Technological Educational Institution of Thessalonica, Greece. Work on-going with Dimitrios Theofanidis on an Erasmus programme focusing on a range of issues pertaining to the care of older people across Europe. Albany University, New York. Work on-going with Professor Phillip McCallion on the development of effective family support models during the transition of adults with intellectual disabilities into old age.
Publications Over 36 publications by strand members since 2008. Over 35 conference presentations by strand members at a range of national and international conferences since 2008.
“Never lose sight of the fact that old age needs so little,......but needs that little so much!” Margaret Willour