Causal links associated with missed residential aged care

Ian Blackman, Julie Henderson, Kate Weger, Eileen Willis

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Aims: To estimate and model the types and frequencies of care that nurses and carers self-identify as being missed in the Australian residential aged care sector
Background: The study advances missed care research to explore how the care of elderly s is compromised
Methods: A multi-variate approach was used to apply the consensus scores of 2,467 staff to missed opportunities for resident health promotion and restorative care.
Results: Eight latent care variables have direct predictor effects on missed Australian residential aged care, all of which are largely under the control of residential care management, with the exception of the physical locality of the aged care settings
Conclusion: Missed care, associated with maximising the residents’ life potential, relieving their distress and maintaining their current health can be quantified and predicted
Implications for nursing management: Aged care policies that maximise adequate staffing numbers with appropriate levels of skill are paramount to minimising missed residential care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1909-1917
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Issue number8
Early online date23 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • missed care
  • nursing
  • residential aged care


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