Can a systems approach reduce adverse outcomes in patients with dementia in acute settings? (innovative practice).

Duah-Owusu White, M., Vassallo, M., Kelly, F. and Nyman, S., 2017. Can a systems approach reduce adverse outcomes in patients with dementia in acute settings? (innovative practice). Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1177/1471301217737690

Abstract

People with dementia experience adverse outcomes such as pressure sores during their stay in acute hospitals. The application of a systems approach in an acute setting places an emphasis on the patient’s journey in addition to the organisational factors that are present within a hospital context. This article draws upon principles obtained from a theoretical model, which was extracted from the work of Edwards (1972), Hawkins (1987) and Zecevic et al. (2007), in order to illustrate how the application of a novel systems approach (human interaction, environment, equipment and policy) could be used in acute hospital settings to reduce adverse health outcomes by using an imaginary patient with dementia.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1471-3012
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dementia; hospital; acute setting; patient safety; adverse outcomes; systems approach; systems theory
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:29952
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:08 Nov 2017 09:37
Last Modified:08 Nov 2017 09:37

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