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Producing ‘Top Tips’ for care home staff during the COVID-19 pandemic in England: rapid reviews inform evidence-based practice but reveal major gaps

Towers, Ann-Marie, Killett, Anne, Handley, Melanie, Almack, Kathryn, Backhouse, Tamara, Bunn, Diane, Bunn, Frances, Dickinson, Angela, Mathie, Elspeth, Mayrhofer, Andrea, and others. (2020) Producing ‘Top Tips’ for care home staff during the COVID-19 pandemic in England: rapid reviews inform evidence-based practice but reveal major gaps. Journal of Long-term Care, . E-ISSN 2516-9122. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:83182)

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Abstract

Context:The work presented in this paper was undertaken during the first three months of the COVID-19 crisis in the UK.

Methods: Eight rapid, expert reviews of published, multidisciplinary research evidence were conducted to help answer care home workers’ questions about ‘how’ to support residents, family members and each other at a time of unprecedented pressure and grief and adhere to guidance on self-distancing and isolation. A review of the emerging policy guidelines published up to the end of April 2020 was also undertaken.

Implications: This paper highlights the value of working with the sector to co-design and co-produce research and pathways to knowledge with those who live, work and care in care homes. To have a real impact on care practice, research in care homes needs to go beyond telling homes ‘what’ to do by working with them to find out ‘how’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: care homes, COVID-19, policy review, expert review, social care, skilled care
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: Ann-Marie Towers
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2020 10:18 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2020 10:21 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/83182 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Towers, Ann-Marie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3597-1061
Mikelyte, Rasa: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2772-8240
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