An international survey of nursing home research priorities

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3rd February 2015, Journal of Post Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

Morley JE et al.

This article reports the findings of a policy survey designed to establish research priorities to inform future research strategy and advance nursing home practice. The survey was administered in 2 rounds during 2013, and involved a combination of open questions and ranking exercises to move toward consensus on the research priorities. A key finding was the prioritisation of research to underpin the care of people with cognitive impairment/dementia and of the management of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia within the nursing home. Other important areas were end-of-life care, nutrition, polypharmacy, and developing new approaches to putting evidence-based practices into routine practice in nursing homes. It explores possible innovative educational approaches, reasons why best practices are difficult to implement, and challenges faced in developing high-quality nursing home research.Morley JE et al.International Survey of Nursing Home Research Priorities.J Am Med DirAssoc 2014 May; 15(5):309-312.doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2014.03.003 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2014.03.003