This paper describes the process through which a Nursing Development Unit (NDU) was created in a 29-bed unit in which nurses care for severely demented residents.
The question about whether or not ethics clearance is required for the development phase of NDUs is discussed, and the framework in which to develop the NDU described.
The benefits of using Participatory Action Research as the basis for undertaking a continuous process of reflection and change is highlighted.
It is also suggested that two key elements necessary for NDUs are that they are'owned'by the staff who work in them and that they are supported by senior management of the organisations in which they exist.
Mots-clés Pascal : Démence sénile, Long séjour, Etablissement troisième âge, Vieillard, Homme, Nursing, Personnel sanitaire, Infirmier, Pratique professionnelle, Recherche appliquée, Participation, Australie, Océanie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative, Recherche action
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Senile dementia, Long stay, Homes for the aged, Elderly, Human, Nursing, Health staff, Nurse, Professional practice, Applied research, Participation, Australia, Oceania, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Cote : 98-0424503
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 25/01/1999.