[How family carers of people with dementia experienced their stay on an acute care facility and their own collaboration with professionals: a qualitative study].

@article{Nufer2011HowFC,
  title={[How family carers of people with dementia experienced their stay on an acute care facility and their own collaboration with professionals: a qualitative study].},
  author={Theres Walther Nufer and Elisabeth Spichiger},
  journal={Pflege},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={229-37}
}
About one third of geriatric patients admitted to an acute care setting suffer from dementia as second diagnosis. For those patients, a hospital stay can negatively influence health outcomes and cause additional burden for families, because structure and organisation of acute care settings are often not adapted to dementia care. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of family members of people with dementia who were admitted to an acute geriatric care facility… CONTINUE READING

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