UK Long term care resident assessment instrument user's manual

Challis, David J. and Stewart, Karen and Sturdy, Deborah and Worden, Angela (2000) UK Long term care resident assessment instrument user's manual. InterRAI UK, York, 257 pp. ISBN 0953873307. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The MDS manual comprises of a comprehensive background to the Minimum Data Set Resident Assessment Instrument. It consists of the policy and practice background to assessment of a clients needs from its development in the United States to its application in the United Kingdom, describing the benefits to clients, care homes and governments of a standard instrument for assessing need. An overview of the assessment tool follows with details of the 19 areas or domains that include such areas as ADL's, cognitive ability, rehabilitation, continence etc. Finally there is a section about risk problems, or RAP's, identified by the instrument, which influence care planning by the inclusion of best practice guidelines. A photocopiable MDS form with details of the RAP's and guidelines is included in the pack. The manual is supported by a training pack that consists of notes and overheads for staff when using the MDS/RAI.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Minimum Data Set, care homes, elderly care, cognitive ability, rehabilitation, continence
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 09:59
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 15:51
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12315 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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