ERIC Number: EJ935172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
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People with Intellectual Disabilities in Out-of-Area Specialist Hospitals: What Do Families Think?
Bonell, Simon; Ali, Afia; Hall, Ian; Chinn, Deborah; Patkas, Ioannis
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v24 n5 p389-397 Sep 2011
Background: Little has been published regarding the views of family members of people with intellectual disabilities who are being cared for in out-of-area psychiatric hospitals. This study explores this area with specific reference to whether culturally appropriate services were being provided. Materials and Methods: Sixteen family members were interviewed about their views on the care their relative or partner was receiving in an out-of-area hospital. Transcripts were then analysed by the study team and themes identified. Results: Families expressed a wide range of views regarding out-of-area hospital care. Important themes identified were feelings of shame, concerns about safety, cultural needs not being met, lack of improvement and lack of involvement in care. Conclusions: This study highlights areas of inpatient care that family members felt were important. Views on negative aspects of care should guide areas for quality improvement initiatives for inpatient services.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Psychiatric Hospitals, Family (Sociological Unit), Patients, Transcripts (Written Records), Hospitals, Residential Institutions
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