Care planning: what works, for whom and in what circumstances? A rapid realist review

Brown, Sarah, Lhussier, Monique, Dalkin, Sonia and Eaton, Simon (2018) Care planning: what works, for whom and in what circumstances? A rapid realist review. Qualitative Health Research, 28 (14). pp. 2250-2266. ISSN 1049-7323

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Care planning has been described as a “better conversation” that helps people with long-term conditions to be in control of planning their care. Each person with long-term conditions faces individual challenges and each health care setting is fundamentally different, so there is a need for empirical testing of the specific mechanisms through which care planning may lead to health improvements. A rapid realist review was conducted to unearth underpinning mechanisms leading to outcomes in particular contexts. These are expressed in the form of realist theories, which are developed and refined through the review process. Fifty-one full text studies were included in the review. Seven program theories were iteratively tested and refined. A detailed description of what care planning is and what it should look like in practice has been achieved in the form of realist theories.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: care planning, long-term conditions, multimorbidity, realist review, rapid realist review, systematic review, realist evaluation, qualitative research, international research
Subjects: B700 Nursing
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Sarah Brown
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 08:31
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2022 14:52

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