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Philpin, S.

Memories, identity and homeliness: the social construction of mealtimes in residential care homes in South Wales

Mealtimes in residential care homes are fundamentally social occasions, providing temporal structure to the day and opportunities for conversation and companionship. Food and drink are imbued with social meanings and used to express and create relationships between people. There is a dearth of research exploring care home residents' mealtime experiences in the United Kingdom. This paper reports on particular findings from a qualitative study which investigated factors influencing nutritional care provided to residents in two different types of residential care settings in South Wales, UK.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Sociocultural context of nutrition in care homes

Susan Philpin and colleagues explore residents’ eating and drinking experiences to help nurses better meet the dietary needs of older people in other settings

Aim To investigate factors that influenced nutritional care provided in two different types of residential care settings.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Support needs of carers of dependent adults from a Bangladeshi community

AIM: This paper reports a study identifying the health and social care needs of informal carers for dependent adult relatives from a Bangladeshi community in South Wales and their views on the acceptability and appropriateness of formal support services provided by statutory, private and voluntary sectors.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12