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Developing Evidence Enriched Practice in Health and Social Care with Older People

Nick Andrews, John Gabbay, Andree le May, Emma Miller, Martin O'Neill, Alison Petch

Swansea University Author: Nick Andrews

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This one-year study is part of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) programme called A Better Life. It summarises the lessons learned from an appreciative and collaborative approach to using a range ofevidence in service and workforce development to promote a better life for older people, carers and...

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Published: JRF website Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) 2015
Online Access: https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/developing-evidence-enriched-practice-health-and-social-care-older-people
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa54199
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Abstract: This one-year study is part of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) programme called A Better Life. It summarises the lessons learned from an appreciative and collaborative approach to using a range ofevidence in service and workforce development to promote a better life for older people, carers andthe staff who support them. The report outlines:• key features of a collaborative action-research project involvingolder people, carers, researchers and staff from social care and healthorganisations, both statutory and voluntary• how participants at six project sites in Wales and Scotland combinedresearch from A Better Life and local, contextual evidence to makeimprovements in service and workforce development• the key elements that support and inhibit the use of evidence in serviceand workforce development• well-being and learning outcomes for project participants• a consideration of the costs associated with the approach taken, and theresources needed to run and sustain similar projects.