PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT – AUTONOMY FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN RESIDENTIAL CARE
Enhancing autonomy for older people in residential care: what factors affect it?
Article first published online: 20 FEB 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
International Journal of Older People Nursing
Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 70–74, March 2012
How to Cite
Rodgers, V., Welford, C., Murphy, K. and Frauenlob, T. (2012), Enhancing autonomy for older people in residential care: what factors affect it?. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 7: 70–74. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-3743.2012.00310.x
- Issue published online: 20 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 20 FEB 2012
- Submitted for publication: 16 September 2011 Accepted for publication: 20 December 2011
- older people;
- residential care
rodgers v., welford c., murphy k. & frauenlob t. (2012) Enhancing autonomy for older people in residential care: what factors affect it? International Journal of Older People Nursing7, 70–74 doi: 10.1111/j.1748-3743.2012.00310.x
As the population ages, the expectations of consumers rise and future care provision for older people will demand that autonomy is operationalised in residential care facilities. This paper looks at international publications related to identifying the factors which facilitate or hinder residents autonomy and directs the reader to reflect on their own custom and practice. There are many factors which both facilitate and hinder the level of autonomy which older people experience in residential care. This paper will discuss the three most pertinent factors that are discussed repeatedly in the literature, and they are as follows: the organisations approach to care, person-centred care and life planning.