Health visiting older people: just a luxury?

Machin, Alison and Machin, Tony (2003) Health visiting older people: just a luxury? Community Practitioner, 76 (6). pp. 221-227. ISSN 1462-2815

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Abstract

Older people's health is a high priority in public health policy, yet evidence suggests that health visitors skills are often directed to younger client groups. Reports on an exploratory, qualitative, grounded theory study which aims to generate further understanding of health visitors' perceptions of the potential scope of their role with older people. Six in-depth individual interviews were conducted with practicing health visitors who were holding generic case-loads. The results are analysed in terms of health visitor exposure; the nature of health visiting practice; perceived effectiveness and individual role perception. Looks at the implications of the findings for individual practitioners, organisational policy and for the educational preparation of health visitors for work with older people.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Alison Davidson is now known as Alison Machin.
Uncontrolled Keywords: research methods, attitudes
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Healthcare
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 13:44
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/8229

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