Maintaining Independence: A Study into the Health and Social Wellbeing of Older Limbless Veterans

Kiernan, Matt, Hill, Michael, Mcgill, Gill, Caddick, Nick, Wilson-Menzfeld, Gemma, Forster, Natalie, Mcintyre, Claudia, Greaves, Jane, Clarke, Amanda, Monkhouse, Bob, Cullen, Helen and Osborne, Alison (2018) Maintaining Independence: A Study into the Health and Social Wellbeing of Older Limbless Veterans. Project Report. Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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The main aims of this study were: 1) To explore the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of older, limbless veterans across the life-course; 2) To ascertain the factors that contribute to the ability of limbless veterans to maintain their independence at various stages in their lives. Ultimately, this research aimed to produce recommendations for health and social care policy around the requirements of an ageing veteran population, inform future service design, and shape the interface between NHS and third sector organisations with responsibility to care for limbless veterans. The research used a peer-led approach to successfully identify and engage older limbless veterans. The research team conducted detailed life history interviews. The life histories of 32 limbless veterans, aged between 43 and 95 formed the data for the study. Each of the participants were involved in semistructured life history interviews.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Additional Information: Funding information: This project is funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. This project was funded by The Aged Veterans Fund using LIBOR funding. The Aged Veterans Fund was established in 2015 to assist organisations across the UK to address the health, wellbeing, and social care needs of older veterans.
Uncontrolled Keywords: limb loss, narrative, Limbless Veterans, Maintaining Independence
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 13:54
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2021 13:32

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