Privacy and Dignity in Continence Care Project. Attributes of dignified bladder and bowel care in hospital and care homes. Phase1 Report.

Billings, J.R. and Alaszewski, H.P. and Wagg, A. (2009) Privacy and Dignity in Continence Care Project. Attributes of dignified bladder and bowel care in hospital and care homes. Phase1 Report. Project report. Centre for Health Services Studies, Canterbury (Full text available)

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Abstract

In recent years dignity in care has become a priority and the focus of a number of government reports and policy initiatives (DH 2003, 2007; SCIE 2006; Healthcare Commission, 2007). The National Service Framework for Older People (DH 2001) and its follow up document, (DH 2006a) emphasised the pivotal position of maintaining and improving care for older people. However, despite considerable political support, there continues to be a problem in health and social care related to preserving the dignity of older people (Levenson, 2007). Generalised policy statements appear to have little effect on actual practice and care unless they are operational, supported by guidelines for practice and actively monitored. There has been an increase in studies of dignity in health care over the past few years (Chochinov et al., 2002a, Woolhead et al., 2006) particularly focusing on the ways in which dignity is defined and what it means to people. There have, however, been far fewer studies on the relationship between dignity and personal care particularly when that care involves sensitive issues, of which continence care is a prime example. This report provides the initial analysis of emerging themes and findings from the first phase of a qualitative study of privacy and dignity in continence care for older people.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Uncontrolled keywords: continence care, privacy, dignity, bladder care, bowell care
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 15:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 13:17
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24800 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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