Developing Evidence Enriched Practice in Health and Social Care with Older People

Nick Andrews, John Gabbay , Andreé Le May , Emma Miller, Martin O'Neill , Alison Petch

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    Abstract

    This one-year study is part of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) programme called A Better Life. It summarises the lessons learned from an appreciative and collaborative approach to using a range of evidence in service and workforce development to promote a better life for older people, carers and the staff who support them.
    The report outlines:
    • key features of a collaborative action-research project involving
    older people, carers, researchers and staff from social care and health
    organisations, both statutory and voluntary
    • how participants at six project sites in Wales and Scotland combined
    research from A Better Life and local, contextual evidence to make
    improvements in service and workforce development
    • the key elements that support and inhibit the use of evidence in service
    and workforce development
    • well-being and learning outcomes for project participants
    • a consideration of the costs associated with the approach taken, and the
    resources needed to run and sustain similar projects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationYork
    Number of pages56
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2015

    Keywords

    • ageing society
    • ageing population
    • older people

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