Key stakeholders’ experiences of respite services for people with dementia and their perspectives on respite service development: a qualitative systematic review

In this qualitative systematic review O'Shea et al. (2017) discuss five key conccepts in key stakeholders' experiences of respite; transitioning to service use, expanding organisational capacity, dementia care quality, bilding a collaborative partnership and dyad restoration. They found broad agreement on the need to improve access to respite and to provide bettwe support during the transition. A lack of staff, resources and money were identified as barriers to the provision of quality care, with the need for better governance and training also highlighted. Organisational culture emerged as perhaps the most significant factor in terms of implementing a more person centred, responsive service. The authors argue that respite must provide restorative care for both the person with dementia and their caregiver and that this may require a reconceptualisation of the service. They recommend future research should explore alternative or modified models for this service.
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Key stakeholders’ experiences of respite services for people with dementia and their perspectives on respite service development: a qualitative systematic review
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2017
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O’Shea, E., Timmons, S., O’Shea, E., Fox, S. and Irving, K., 2017. Key stakeholders’ experiences of respite services for people with dementia and their perspectives on respite service development: a qualitative systematic review. BMC geriatrics, 17(1), p.282