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  1. Staff perspectives on the role of the nurse in rehabilitation wards for elderly people.

    Article - En anglais

    - The increasing demand for cost-effective and efficient health care may create a demand for more demonstrably effective hospital-based rehabilitation services, with the explicit goal of enabling patients to return home after short admissions ; thus rehabilitation is centre stage.

    • The increasing demand for cost-effective and efficient health care may create a demand for more demonstrably effective hospital-based rehabilitation services, with the explicit goal of enabling patients to return home after short admissions ;

    • This paper reports the findings from a study of the rehabilitation of elderly people in hospital ;

    • in particular it focuses on an aspect of the process of care : namely staff perceptions of rehabilitation work, with particular emphasis on the role of the nurse.

    • A conversational style of interviewing was used with 56 staff respondents from two rehabilitation wards for elderly people.

    • Findings suggest that therapists are often seen as experts, and nursing is viewed as separate from rehabilitation, and hence nurses are an under-utilized resource in this field.

    • It is suggested that there is a need to examine further the reality of multidisciplinary teamwork in rehabililtation, particularly with respect to maximizing the potential contribution of nurses, with the end goal of improving patient outcomes.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Réhabilitation, Vieillard, Rôle professionnel, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Nursing, Autoperception, Milieu hospitalier, Efficacité, Travail équipe, Santé publique, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Rehabilitation, Elderly, Occupational role, Nurse, Health staff, Nursing, Self perception, Hospital environment, Efficiency, Team work, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0171698

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199608.