Exploring Applications of the Appreciative Inquiry Methodology (JCN / Open Nursing Journal / BMC Nursing / Dementia)

Summary

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a qualitative research methodology which has roots in action research, organisational learning and organisational culture change. Articles have been published recently which incorporate appreciative inquiry in their approach to various healthcare topics of interest.

Exploring Quality in Hospital Dementia Care

Staff, care workers and relatives of inpatients with dementia at two geriatric hospital wards explored positive experiences of care, where care was perceived to be “at its best”. Thematic analysis using qualitative data analysis software revealed that positive care experiences can be viewed in terms of five care processes:

  1. Building relationships in the dementia care triad.
  2. Quality time and care in time (timeliness).
  3. Going the “extra mile”.
  4. Attending to the psychosocial needs.
  5. Attending to the physical needs with a human touch.

Factors facilitating positive care experiences are discussed. This study is a contribution to the development of strategies to improve acute care for patients with dementia.

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Reference

Scerri, A. Innes, A. [and] Scerri, C. (2015). Discovering what works well: exploring quality dementia care in hospital wards using an appreciative inquiry approach. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(13-14), 1916-1925.

Exploring / Encouraging Freedom to Speak Up (Regarding Poor Care)

Possibly also of interest:

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Reference

Law, BY. [and] Chan, EA. (2015). The experience of learning to speak up: a narrative inquiry on newly graduated registered nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing. July 2015; 24(13-14): 1837-48.

Exploring Meaningful Activity / Daily Life in Care Homes / Nursing Homes

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Reference

James, I. Fredriksson, C. [and] Wahlström, C. [et al] (2015). Making each other’s daily life: nurse assistants’ experiences and knowledge on developing a meaningful daily life in nursing homes. Open Nursing Journal. September 10th 2014; 8: 34-42.

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Reference

James, I. Blomberg, K. [and] Kihlgren, A. (2015). A meaningful daily life in nursing homes – a place of shelter and a space of freedom: a participatory appreciative action reflection study. BMC Nursing. July 10th 2014; 13: 19.

Hospital wards:

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Reference

Scerri, A. Innes, A. [and] Scerri, C. (2016). Using appreciative inquiry to implement person-centred dementia care in hospital wards. Dementia. October 6th 2016. [Epub ahead of print].

“Care to Talk” is a conversational model developed through Appreciative Inquiry:

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Reference

Page, S. Rowett, R. [and] Davies-Abbott, I. (2016). Care to talk? A framework for appreciative conversations about dementia – Innovative Practice. Dementia. April 4th 2016. [Epub ahead of print].

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