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dc.contributor.authorde Vries, Kayen
dc.contributor.authorDrury-Ruddlesden, Jennyen
dc.contributor.authorGaul, Chrisen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-26T09:05:13Z
dc.date.available2017-10-26T09:05:13Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-26
dc.identifier.citationde Vries, K., Drury-Ruddlesden, J. and Gaul, C. (2016) ‘And so I took up residence’:The experiences of family members of people with dementia during admissionto an acute hospital unit. Dementiaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/14701
dc.description.abstractIt is estimated that a quarter of acute hospital beds are in use by older people with dementia at any one time. Little empirical research has been carried out that has specifically examined the day-to-day input of family members into the care of people with dementia during an acute hospital admission. In this article, we present the results of analysis of interviews with 26 family members of people with dementia about their experiences of supporting an admission of a person with dementia to an acute hospital unit in New Zealand. For all family members, the desire to support the person with dementia during their admission was at the forefront and was their primary focus. The theme, ‘And so I took up residence’, exemplifies fully the experiences of all of the family member participants. This study provides evidence that family members are a resource that may be unrecognised, untapped and unsupported in the event of hospitalisation of people with dementia.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.subjectdementiaen
dc.subjectacute hospitalen
dc.subjectfamily membersen
dc.subjectdignityen
dc.subjectneglecten
dc.title‘And so I took up residence’:The experiences of family members of people with dementia during admissionto an acute hospital uniten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1471301216656097
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderFunding for the full study was provided by Victoria University of Wellingtonen
dc.projectidn/aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2016-06-01en
dc.exception.reasonopen access articleen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Health, Health Policy and Social Careen


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