Appreciative inquiry and older people - finding the literature

Reed, Jan (2010) Appreciative inquiry and older people - finding the literature. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 5 (4). pp. 292-298. ISSN 1748-3735

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-3743.2010.00250.x

Abstract

This paper describes the results of a literature search which sought papers specifically on appreciative inquiry (AI) and older people. The results of this search suggested that there were not many papers which met these criteria, and those that did were more often discussion papers rather than research papers. This lack of publication belies the observation that research with older people could benefit from the positive approach entailed in an AI approach. The reasons for this are discussed in the paper, but the possibility is explored that some authors may be using AI, but not classifying their studies as this. The studies that do explicitly use AI have reported that participants became productively engaged in the process, but there is little evidence that this promising start has been followed up.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Appreciative inquiry; Literature review; Older people nursing
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 16:09
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20544

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