Barriers preventing high-quality nursing care of people with disabilities within acute care settings: a thematic literature review

Sophie Brown, Evdokia Kalaitzidis

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    Abstract

    This literature review was conducted to identify obstacles in the provision of quality nursing care to people with disabilities within acute care settings. Research in 2006 by the Disability Rights Commission found that people with disabilities have healthcare needs that are not being adequately met with the quality of care expected or anticipated. Obstacles to the provision of high-quality nursing care are a matter of concern to nursing clinicians, educators and researchers involved with establishing and maintaining professional standards of care for nursing practice. Therefore, this review has identified three major themes illustrating barriers to provision of high-quality nursing care in the acute care setting to people with disabilities. Themes identified were: professional competence, professional attitudes and organisational management. Nurses have an obligation to take into account the concerns and needs of individual clients with a disability.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)937-954
    Number of pages18
    JournalDisability & Society
    Volume28
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

    Keywords

    • acute care
    • client-centred
    • hospital
    • literature review
    • nurse role
    • people with a disability

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