Connecting with older people: multiple transitions in same place

Marshall, Fiona (2017) Connecting with older people: multiple transitions in same place. In: Researching quality in care transitions: international perspectives. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 103-119. ISBN 9783319623467

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This chapter presents an overview about sustaining dignified care for stroke patients nearing the end of their hospital stay. It explores the conceptualisation of empathy in practice in relation to a recovery trajectory of multiple transitions. Broadly these transitions concretise a cumulative change process as preparation for discharge is initiated. Approaching the discharge transition can be difficult for all concerned as organisational demands converge as a cluster of divergent mixed emotions, expectations and experiences among staff and patients. Minimal attention has been given to the emotional impact of multiple transitions characteristic of lengthy stays and so this chapter draws on the outcomes of an ethnographic study which sought to understand the process more thoroughly through the experiences of patients and staff.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-62346-7_6
Depositing User: Marshall, Fiona
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 10:41
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 05:40

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