The Eden model: Innovation in Australian aged care?

Petersen, M and Warbuton, J (2010) The Eden model: Innovation in Australian aged care?. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29 3: 126-129. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00419.x

Author Petersen, M
Warbuton, J
Title The Eden model: Innovation in Australian aged care?
Journal name Australasian Journal on Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6381
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00419.x
Volume 29
Issue 3
Start page 126
End page 129
Total pages 4
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aim: The Eden model of care is part of discourse associated with innovation in aged care. There is, however, limited rigorous research to identify its essential claims. This paper examines the implementation of the Eden model in one integrated health service in rural Australia.

Data are derived from a small qualitative study that explored the views of staff.

Findings highlight that while the discourse of the Eden model is accessible to all staff within aged care and is linked to person-centred care, there is tension with this practice of aged care within the Australian context.

Conclusion: It is appropriate to ask if this form of care is innovative; what constitutes innovation and the importance of accounting for wider contextual factors. There is a need to build on this exploratory study with dialogue and research of not only the Eden model, but innovation in aged care within Australia.
© 2010 The Authors. Australasian Journal on Ageing © 2010 ACOTA.
Keyword Innovation
Research priorities
Residential aged care
Culture change
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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