Dignity in practice: An exploration of the care of older adults in acute NHS Trusts"

27/10/2010

Maintaining dignity is important to older people, especially during periods of acute illness requiring admission to hospital. This project investigates the extent to which dignity is maintained in the care of older people in acute hospital wards in the NHS. By identifying the factors influencing dignified care, it is hoped that the study will shape recommendations for policy makers, commissioners, providers and practitioners to promote best practice and better care provision. The study methods include observation of care and interviews with patients, relatives, ward staff and Trust managers within four acute hospital trusts.

The aim of the day is to share some key findings with policy makers, those working with older people in acute care and other interested parties.

There has been considerable interest in the day and places are limited. Attached is an outline programme and if you would like to attend or nominate someone, please complete the attached form and return to reads4@cf.ac.uk Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and we will confirm places prior to the event.