Developing a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff in long-stay care facilities in Ireland

Cooney et al. (2013) describe the development and piloting of a structured education reminiscence programme for staff in long stay care settings.  The programme was structured around a four-phase model: problem definition, accumulation of building blocks for intervention design, intervention design and validation.  The authors acknowledge that taking such a comprehensive approach is time consuming and labour intensive but argue that the nature of the programme gave staff ownership and enabled them to effectively use reminiscence in daily practice, improving their knowledge and ability to meet the psychosocial needs of residents.

Title: 
Developing a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff in long-stay care facilities in Ireland
Date: 
2013
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COONEY, A., O'SHEA, E., CASEY, D., MURPHY, K., DEMPSEY, L., SMYTH, S., HUNTER, A., MURPHY, E., DEVANE, D. and JORDAN, F., 2013. Developing a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff in long-stay care facilities in Ireland. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(13), pp. 1977-1987.