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Feasibility and sustainability of a model of multidisciplinary case conferencing in residential aged care

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper reports a pilot study examining the feasibility, acceptability and sustainability of a multidisciplinary case conferencing model in residential aged care. The model was developed through a consultation process and then implemented in 31 case conferences over a 6-month period between May and October 2008. This paper explores the feasibility and acceptability of model implementation, the experience of the facility staff, general practitioners and residents/family carers and the perceived sustainability of the model in clinical practice. It shows that although there was a degree of confusion around the concept of multidisciplinary case conferencing, implementation of this partnership model significantly improved communication between health workers, facilitated interaction between staff and family carers, and provided a focus for reflecting on individual residents’ health needs.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Halcomb, E. J. (2009). Feasibility and sustainability of a model of multidisciplinary case conferencing in residential aged care. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 15 (3), 238-243.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-71549160084

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/740

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 238

End Page


  • 243

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • This paper reports a pilot study examining the feasibility, acceptability and sustainability of a multidisciplinary case conferencing model in residential aged care. The model was developed through a consultation process and then implemented in 31 case conferences over a 6-month period between May and October 2008. This paper explores the feasibility and acceptability of model implementation, the experience of the facility staff, general practitioners and residents/family carers and the perceived sustainability of the model in clinical practice. It shows that although there was a degree of confusion around the concept of multidisciplinary case conferencing, implementation of this partnership model significantly improved communication between health workers, facilitated interaction between staff and family carers, and provided a focus for reflecting on individual residents’ health needs.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Halcomb, E. J. (2009). Feasibility and sustainability of a model of multidisciplinary case conferencing in residential aged care. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 15 (3), 238-243.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-71549160084

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/740

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 238

End Page


  • 243

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Australia