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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Abusive Interactions: Research in Locked Wards for People with dementia
Authors: Kelly, Fiona
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Keywords: Dementia
abusive interactions
practice development
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Kelly F (2010) Abusive Interactions: Research in Locked Wards for People with dementia, Social Policy and Society, 9 (2), pp. 267-277.
Abstract: This paper reports on a study in which unique access to 3 locked psycho- geriatric wards of a hospital allowed ethnographic exploration into everyday social worlds of fourteen people with dementia. Findings indicate abusive practice in the wards and show that participants in receipt of such practice responded with self-defence and resistance, but ultimately were defeated. In a development of Sabat’s (2001) Selfs 1-3 framework, I identify how abusive practice arose due to staffs’ inability to recognise different aspects of patients’ self. Recommendations for practice include integrating a developed Selfs 1-3 framework into staff training and evaluating its impact on pra
Type: Journal Article
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Rights: Published in Social Policy and Society. Copyright: Cambridge University Press. Social Policy and Society, Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2010, pp. 267 - 277, published by Cambridge University Press. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2010.;
Affiliation: Dementia Knowledge Exchange

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