The development and implementation of an integrated care pathway for 24-hour postural management: a study of the views of staff and carers
Pountney, TE and Humphreys, G (2006) The development and implementation of an integrated care pathway for 24-hour postural management: a study of the views of staff and carers Physiotherapy, 92 (4). pp. 233-239. ISSN 0031-9406
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Objectives Children and young adults with moderate or severe motor impairment are at risk of developing contractures and deformities. In North Devon, an integrated care pathway (ICP) was written by a multidisciplinary group from within the paediatric and adult learning disability services to improve the provision of 24-hour postural management for this client group. Staff and carers’ views were sought to investigate the effects of being involved in developing an ICP, and to explore perceptions of the difference that the ICP has made to practice. Design A qualitative methodology using focus groups.
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