Wiles, R., Postle, K., Steiner, A. and Walsh, B., 2003. Nurse-led intermediate care: patients’ perceptions. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 40 (1), pp. 61-71.
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Intermediate care currently forms one of the UK Government's main initiatives for improving the quality of post-acute care. This paper examines patients’ and carers’ experiences of a nurse-led unit, which aims to provide intermediate care for people no longer acutely ill. Drawing on findings from qualitative interview data, we demonstrate that patients viewed this model of care as acceptable but that they had markedly inconsistent experiences of care and reported considerable variation in their perceptions of the Unit's purpose. Some possible reasons for this are explored. Implications for the development of good quality nurse-led intermediate care are outlined.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Hospital discharge, intermediate care, rehabilitation, nurse-led care|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care|
|Deposited By:||Mr Adam Field|
|Deposited On:||12 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:44|
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