Overview for research




Update on research

Recent activity in the research field affecting the care home environment includes prioritising research, a study investigating if probiotics can reduce infections and looking at the issue of consent for research involving people lacking mental capacity.

Written by Andrea Fisher on Wednesday November 23, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research

Sharing research findings - from the care home to the corridors of power

When a researcher leaves a care home after gathering the information they need, this may be the end of the research for the staff and residents, but it is just the beginning of the next stage of the process for the researcher – analysing and sharing their findings.
 

Written by Julie Watson, Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia at the University of Edinburgh on Monday November 21, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research

Giving care homes the opportunity to be involved in research

I first dipped my toe into the world of research almost 10 years ago when conducting a randomised control trial investigating infection control in care homes. We were specifically looking at MRSA infection rates in care homes, when MRSA was an extremely hot topic in the media.

Written by Danielle Wilson, Interim Clinical Research Domain Lead, Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, Clinical Trials Facility Manager – West London Mental Health Trust on Monday September 19, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research, mrsa, infectioncontrol