Listening to the dementia workforce: Local providers' perceptions of dementia services

Manthorpe, Jill and Alaszewski, Helen P. (2002) Listening to the dementia workforce: Local providers' perceptions of dementia services. Quality in Ageing, 3 (2). pp. 22-29. ISSN 1471-7794. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article reports on the findings of a small research study exploring provision at local level for people with dementia. The study involved a survey of practitioners and managers, and the difficulties of this approach are illustrated and explored. Responses contained a range of relevant opinions about service delivery, particularly perceived levels of quality and adequacy. Those providing care pointed to the unfulfilled potential of services for people with dementia, and their views provide a perspective on the workings of local services and their inter-relationships. The views of staff may be helpful to the development of planning and quality mechanisms. While they cannot substitute for those of users and carers, they are views emanating from experience and concern.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled keywords: dementia, primary care, practitioners, service provision
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2008 22:42
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 08:07
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8066 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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