Clinical usefulness and feasibility of using Reality Orientation with patients who have dementia in acute care settings

O`Connell, Bev, Gardner, Anne, Takase, Miyuki, Hawkins, Mary T., Ostaszkiewicz, Joan, Ski, Chantal and Josipovic, Patricia 2007, Clinical usefulness and feasibility of using Reality Orientation with patients who have dementia in acute care settings, International journal of nursing practice, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 182-192, doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2007.00624.x.

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Title Clinical usefulness and feasibility of using Reality Orientation with patients who have dementia in acute care settings
Author(s) O`Connell, Bev
Gardner, Anne
Takase, Miyuki
Hawkins, Mary T.
Ostaszkiewicz, JoanORCID iD for Ostaszkiewicz, Joan orcid.org/0000-0003-4159-4493
Ski, Chantal
Josipovic, Patricia
Journal name International journal of nursing practice
Volume number 13
Issue number 3
Start page 182
End page 192
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Place of publication Carlton, Vic
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1322-7114
1440-172X
Keyword(s) behaviour
cognition
dementia
hospitalization
intervention studies
Summary Reality Orientation (RO) was developed as a strategy to assist people with dementia to improve their orientation and everyday function. Although its efficacy has been extensively studied in long-term care facilities, its effectiveness has rarely been examined in acute care settings. The aim of this review was to examine the studies cited in systematic reviews of RO to determine the potential clinical usefulness and the feasibility of using RO in acute care settings. Based on this information, the authors make recommendations for future research in this area. The feasibility of implementing RO in acute care poses challenges because of the short time a patient is in hospital and their ability to participate given their acute medical condition. Although the efficacy and feasibility of using RO in acute care settings have not been sufficiently examined, its potential to improve care should not be ignored. A comprehensive and rigorous study is necessary to investigate the usefulness of RO in the acute care setting and to help establish clinical guidelines for dementia care in the context of acute care nursing.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2007.00624.x
Field of Research 111001 Aged Care Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007461

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