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Exploring mealtimes on subacute care wards using an ethnographic approach

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posted on 22.07.2019 by ELLA PETA OTTREY
Adequate food intake is important for general health and wellbeing, but even more so for promoting healing and recovery amongst hospitalised patients. Around half of all patients are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, leading to poorer health outcomes and increased healthcare costs. This research used observation, interviews and focus groups to explore mealtimes on two hospital wards, including the mealtime environment and the practices of staff, volunteers and visitors. The findings provided insight into mealtime complexity and the challenges that staff face, facilitating the design and implementation of interventions to improve the nutritional care of patients into the future.

History

Principal supervisor

Claire Elizabeth Palermo

Additional supervisor 1

Catherine Huggins

Additional supervisor 2

Judi Porter

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Nutrition and Dietetics

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

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