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Developing trained volunteer mealtime assistants to help older people in hospital: The Southampton Mealtime Assistance Study

Developing trained volunteer mealtime assistants to help older people in hospital: The Southampton Mealtime Assistance Study
Developing trained volunteer mealtime assistants to help older people in hospital: The Southampton Mealtime Assistance Study
Poor nutrition is common among older inpatients and providing enough help to eat and drink is challenging for time - pressured nurses. This study compared the use of trained volunteer mealtime assistants with usual care on female Medicine for Older People wards. Data from interviews and focus groups with patients, relatives,
nurses and volunteers confirmed that volunteers improved the quality of mealtime care. Details of the volunteer training, roles and activity are provided.
nutrition, older, volunteer, mealtime, hospital
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Roberts, H.
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Rossiter, F.A.
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Roberts, H.
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Rossiter, F.A.
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Roberts, H. and Rossiter, F.A. (2015) Developing trained volunteer mealtime assistants to help older people in hospital: The Southampton Mealtime Assistance Study. Nursing Times, 111 (12), 1-5.

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Abstract

Poor nutrition is common among older inpatients and providing enough help to eat and drink is challenging for time - pressured nurses. This study compared the use of trained volunteer mealtime assistants with usual care on female Medicine for Older People wards. Data from interviews and focus groups with patients, relatives,
nurses and volunteers confirmed that volunteers improved the quality of mealtime care. Details of the volunteer training, roles and activity are provided.

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Published date: 16 March 2015
Keywords: nutrition, older, volunteer, mealtime, hospital
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 384967
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/384967
ISSN: 0954-7762
PURE UUID: 16c84440-817c-44b0-b097-ec3da42c9ec5
ORCID for H. Roberts: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5291-1880

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Date deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:51
Last modified: 15 Jul 2020 00:28

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Author: H. Roberts ORCID iD
Author: F.A. Rossiter

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