University of Limerick Institutional Repository

Key stakeholders' perspectives on the development of a national transfer document, for older persons, when transferring between the residential and acute care settings: a qualitative descriptive study.

DSpace Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author O'Reilly, Pauline
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Brid
dc.contributor.author Graham, Margaret M.
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Jill
dc.contributor.author Barry, Louise
dc.contributor.author Doody, Owen
dc.contributor.author Fahy, Anne
dc.contributor.author Hoey, Carmel
dc.contributor.author Kiely, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Lang, Deirdre
dc.contributor.author Meskell, Pauline
dc.contributor.author O'Doherty, Jane
dc.contributor.author O'Keeffe, Jonathon
dc.contributor.author Tuohy, Dympna
dc.contributor.author Coffey, Alice
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-23T14:24:56Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8058
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Aims and objectives: This study has aimed to examine key stakeholders’ perspectives, views and experiences regarding transfer documents, used when an older person is being transferred from a residential to an acute care setting. The objective of the study is to inform, in part, the development of an effective national transfer document. Background: For the effective and safe transfer of older persons from residential to acute care settings it is important to ensure that the transfer document encapsulates relevant, current and person-centred information to ensure a smooth, quality and safe transition. Evidence highlights that, where documentation has lacked vital and relevant information, the older persons experience negative impacts during the transfer process. Design: A qualitative descriptive study was conducted, following the COREQ checklist, to establish participants’ perspectives, views and experiences of using transfer documents. Methods: Focus group interviews (n=8) were conducted with a convenience sample of key stakeholders (n=68) in an Irish setting. The data were analysed using content analysis. Results: The findings have highlighted the important aspects for consideration in the development of future transfer documentation. The three broad categories, used to present the data findings are 1) existing transfer documentation, 2) design framework, and 3) essentials of care. Conclusions: The transfer document of the future is required to be concise, regularly reviewed, and with a user friendly colour coded design. Essential and current information, with an emphasis on person centeredness, must be in the first page, with more detailed supporting information in the subsequent sections. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd., en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Older People Nursing;e122254
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opn.12254
dc.rights "This is the author version of the following article:,Key stakeholders' perspectives on the development of a national transfer document, for older persons, when transferring between the residential and acute care settings: a qualitative description study, 2019 International Journal of Older People Nursing, which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opn.12254 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html#terms en_US
dc.subject older person en_US
dc.subject transfer document en_US
dc.subject emergency department en_US
dc.title Key stakeholders' perspectives on the development of a national transfer document, for older persons, when transferring between the residential and acute care settings: a qualitative descriptive study. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2019-09-23T14:05:14Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/opn.12254
dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2020-07-26
dc.embargo.terms 2020-07-26 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2906257
dc.internal.rssid 2933421
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal Of Older People Nursing
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULIR


Browse

My Account

Statistics