Reasons for working with researchers

Care home managers and staff are natural researchers. It may not be termed in that way, because they ‘think of something, try it out, and if it goes well they try it again, change it or forget it’, and in simple terms this is what research is all about - organised curiosity.

Written by on Sunday April 5, 2015
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Understanding research

The professionals that carry out research in care homes and with residents are sometimes the same GPs, hospital doctors and health and care professionals who provide services in local health centres, local authority offices and hospitals. In other cases they will be academics based in universities or other research institutes who will be working in partnership with health and social care providers and professionals. The research they do aims to improve the quality of care and the quality of life for all people living and dying in care homes.

Written by on Saturday April 4, 2015
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Care home staff

There are many ways people working in care homes can be involved with research. By supporting research you can help improve the quality of life for residents and other people living with dementia or other illnesses. Supporting research can range from distributing information about research to helping conduct studies.

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Acknowledgements

The ENRICH toolkit has only been possible through the contributions of a large number of individuals and organisations.

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