“The red dress or the blue?”: how do staff perceive that they support decision making for people with dementia living in residential aged care facilities?

Fetherstonhaugh, Deirdre, Tarzia, Laura, Bauer, Michael, Nay, Rhonda and Beattie, Elizabeth (2014) “The red dress or the blue?”: how do staff perceive that they support decision making for people with dementia living in residential aged care facilities?. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 35 2: 209-226. doi:10.1177/0733464814531089

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Author Fetherstonhaugh, Deirdre
Tarzia, Laura
Bauer, Michael
Nay, Rhonda
Beattie, Elizabeth
Title “The red dress or the blue?”: how do staff perceive that they support decision making for people with dementia living in residential aged care facilities?
Journal name Journal of Applied Gerontology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0733-4648
1552-4523
Publication date 2014-04-24
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0733464814531089
Open Access Status
Volume 35
Issue 2
Start page 209
End page 226
Total pages 18
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Respect for a person’s right to make choices and participate in decision making is generally seen as central to quality of life and well-being. When a person moves into a residential aged care facility (RACF), however, decision making becomes more complicated, particularly if the person has a diagnosis of dementia. Little is known about how staff in RACFs perceive that they support decision making for people with dementia within their everyday practice, and this article seeks to address this knowledge gap. The article reports on the findings of a qualitative study conducted in the states of Victoria and Queensland, Australia with 80 direct care staff members. Findings revealed that the participants utilized a number of strategies in their intention to support decision making for people with dementia, and had an overall perception that “a little effort goes a long way.”
Keyword Dementia
Decision making
Long-term care
Staff
Autonomy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 24 April 2014.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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