Elderly Treated as Objects by Hospital Staff (NAPC GP Bulletin / Cardiff University)

Summary

Research conducted on NHS wards concludes that hospital staff are sometimes unaware of how they “ignore vulnerable elderly patients, patronise them and treat them as objects”. The researchers, from Cardiff University, have made a training video called “Dignity: A Tale of Two Wards” based on their recordings of patients and staff interactions.

This hard-hitting depiction of poor standards and care practices sometimes found in acute hospital care for older people was launched by Cardiff University‘s Honorary Fellow and journalist Fiona Phillips.

Read more: NAPC GP Bulletin. November 2012.

Read more: Dignity: A Tale of Two Wards.

The main HS&DR Project “Dignity in practice: an exploration of the care of older adults in acute NHS trusts” report is available:

Full Text Link

Reference

Tadd, W. Hillman, A. [and] Calnan, S. [et al] (2012). Dignity in practice: an exploration of the care of older adults in acute NHS trusts. Cardiff: Cardiff University and University of Kent, 2011. 243p.

There is also an updated 2012 Executive Summary.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].

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