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dc.contributor.authorWatson, Julieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Lesleyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGray, Helenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Duncanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin, Patriciaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Julieen_UK
dc.description.abstractOver the past 20 years, visiting policies within adult care settings have progressed from strictly enforced times to more flexible arrangements. The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (SCRC, 2003) advocates open visiting in hospices, which allows access at all times of day. However, little research has been carried out to investigate the assumption that an ‘open visiting’ policy in a hospice benefits patients and carers and improves the quality of care. This article describes the first strand of a qualitative exploratory study designed to evaluate the impact that open visiting has on patients and the multidisciplinary team in a hospice. A purposive sample of ten inpatients was interviewed. Data were analysed thematically. Patients acknowledged the benefits of contact with family and friends, such as maintaining links with the outside world and improvement in mood. However, they also reported that visitors could be intrusive and, depending on the nature of the relationship, were not always sensitive to cues that the patient was tiring or in pain. Patients indicated a need for more control of visiting arrangements, particularly related to timing, visitor numbers and restrictions on who could visit. These data will contribute to the second strand of the study which involves interviewing multidisciplinary team members.en_UK
dc.publisherMark Allen Publishing Ltd / MA Healthcare Ltden_UK
dc.relationWatson J, Cooper L, Gray H, Brown D, McLaughlin P & Watson J (2008) Open all hours: a qualitative exploration of open visiting in a hospice. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14 (7), pp. 334-341.
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dc.subjectadult care settingen_UK
dc.subjectHospice care Social aspectsen_UK
dc.subjectHospices (Terminal care) Organization and administrationen_UK
dc.titleOpen all hours: a qualitative exploration of open visiting in a hospiceen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleInternational Journal of Palliative Nursingen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen Margaret Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSt Columba's Hospiceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSt Columba's Hospiceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSt Columba's Hospiceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSt Columba's Hospiceen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorWatson, Julie|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCooper, Lesley|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGray, Helen|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBrown, Duncan|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcLaughlin, Patricia|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWatson, Julie|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameCooper - Open all hours.pdfen_UK
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