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The feasibility and acceptability of training volunteer mealtime assistants to help older acute hospital inpatients: the Southampton Mealtime Assistance Study.

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of using trained volunteers as mealtime assistants for older hospital inpatients. BACKGROUND: Poor nutrition among hospitalised older patients is common in many countries and associated with poor outcomes. Competing time pressures on nursing staff may make it difficult to prioritise mealtime assistance especially on wards where many patients need help. DESIGN: Mixed methods evaluation of the introduction of trained volunteer ...

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10.1111/jocn.12573

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Journal:
Journal of clinical nursing More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
21-22
Pages:
3240-3249
Publication date:
2014-11-01
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EISSN:
1365-2702
ISSN:
0962-1067
Language:
English
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458527
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2014-08-27

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