Staff experience of factors contributing to a quiet atmosphere during meals in two nursing home wards
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Staff in two nursing home wards with patients with dementia and/or psychiatric diagnoses experienced several episodes of agitation during meals. They also reported that some of their colleagues successfully created a quiet atmosphere during meals and more generally in the ward. The head nurses wanted to develop the staff’s competence and focus on ‘knowledge sharing’ in their wards.
21st Nordic Congress of Gerontology. Dilemmas in Ageing Societies. Copenhagen, Denmark June 10th - 13th, 2012