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Research Group for Quality of Care for Older People

The group focuses on research into acute, continuing and end-of-life care for older people; sub-themes include 'quality of life', 'quality of care' and 'quality improvement'.

The team have published in a wide range of academic and professional journals, developed evidence-based educational resources, practice development tools and products to aid practitioners. A flagship programme, My Home Life (MHL) (www.myhomelife.org.uk), is a UK-wide initiative to promote quality of life in care homes for older people and has been endorsed in the Government's White Paper Caring for Our Future: Reforming Care and Support and in the final report of the Commission on Dignity Delivering Dignity: Securing dignity in care for older people in hospitals and care homes. It is supported by the Relatives and Residents' Association and all the national provider organisations that represent care homes across the UK.

Staff

PhD Students

  • Carmela Arteaga Jorda
  • Jennifer Bernard
  • Jennifer Dudman
  • Nicole McIntosh
  • Michelle Parker
  • Vicky Leah (registered at University of Buckinghamshire, co-supervised at City University London)
  • Anja Sisarica (registered in School of Informatics at City University, co-supervised in School of Health Sciences)
  • Catherine Walsh

Grants

February 2012 – December 2012. Evaluation of Admiral Nursing DIRECT Meyer, Julienne and Ferreira, Zara. Dementia UK. £20,052

October 2012 – September 2013. My Home Life: Promoting Quality of Life in Care Homes (Plus). Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Joseph Rowntree Foundation. £55,894.85

September 2012 – April 2014. My Home Life: Leadership Support and Community Development (Scotland). Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Scottish Care. £28,347.

September 2012 – December 2013. My Home Life: Leadership Support and Community Development (Wiltshire). Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Wiltshire County Council.. £44,000.

July 2012 – September 2013. My Home Life: Promoting Quality of Life in Care Homes. Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Joseph Rowntree Foundation. £5,766.

February 2012 – September 2013. My Home Life: Leadership Support and Community Development (Bedford). Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Bedford County Council. £20,479.47.

February 2012 – June 2013. My Home Life: Leadership Support and Community Development (Southwark). Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Southwark County Council. £27,200.

January 2012 – December 2013. My Home Life: Leadership Support and Community Development (Kent). Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Kent County Council. £92,000.

July 2010 – September 2013. My Home Life: London. Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. The City Bridge Trust. £282,000.

April 2010 – August 2013. My Home Life: Leadership Support and Community Development (Southwark). Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Southwark County Council. £27,200.

October 2009 – September 2013. My Home Life: Leadership Support and Community Development. Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Local Authorities. £133,828.

October 2009 – April 2013. My Home Life: Leadership Support and Community Development. Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Department of Health Third Sector Plus. £174,686

October 2009 – September 2012. My Home Life: Promoting Quality of Life in Care Homes. Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Joseph Rowntree Foundation. £305,597

January 2009 – July 2009. Managing Risk and Minimising Restraint. Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Social Care Institute for Excellence. £20,590

2009. Exploring the impact of communication disability on one's capacity to talk about quality of life. Cruice, M & Dipper, L. City University London Pump-Priming. £5,000

September 2007 – October 2009. My Home Life: Dissemination project. Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Bupa Giving. £279,551.

September 2007 – August 2009. My Home Life: Leadership Support and Community Development (Wiltshire, Bristol, Derby, Essex). Meyer, Julienne and Owen, Tom. Wiltshire, Bristol, Derby, Essex County Councils.. £116,543.

Publications

2013

Charlesworth, Georgina; Melunsky, Nina; Orrell, Martin; Newman, Stanton. (2013) Mixed emotion in carers as predictor of service use and care-recipient outcome. Psychology and Health. Vol 28 28:sup1, 1-335, DOI:10.1080/08870446.2013.810851

Leroi, Iracema; Woolham, John; Gathercole, Rebecca; Howard, Robert; Dunk, Barbara; Fox, Chris; Brien, John; Bateman, Andrew; Poland, Fiona; Bentham, Peter, Newman Stanton. (2013). Does telecare prolong community living in dementia? A study protocol for a pragmatic, randomised controlled trial. Vol 14 No.1 p349. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-14-349

Bridges, J., Nicholson, C., Maben, J., Pope, C., Flatley, M., Wilkinson, C., Tziggili, M. (2013). Capacity for care: Meta-ethnography of acute care nurses' experiences of the nurse-patient relationship. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(4), 760-772.

Cooper, J., Meyer, J., & Holman, C. (2013). Advancing knowledge on practice change: linking facilitation to the senses framework.. J Clin Nurs, 22(11-12), 1729-1737.

McKenzie JE, French SD, O'Connor DA, Mortimer DS, Browning CJ, Russell GM, Grimshaw JM, Eccles MP, Francis JJ, Michie S, Murphy K, Kossenas F, Green SE (2013). Evidence-based care of older people with suspected cognitive impairment in general practice: protocol for the IRIS cluster randomised trial. Implementation Science 2013,8:91, DOI:10.1186/1748-5908-8-91

Steventon, A., Bardsley, M., Billings, J., Dixon, J., Doll, H., Beynon, M., Hirani, S., Cartwright, M., Rixon, L., Knapp, M., Henderson, C., Rogers, A., Hendy, J., Fitzpatrick, R. & Newman, S. (2013). Effect of telecare on use of health and social care services: findings from the Whole Systems Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. Age and Ageing 2013; 0: 1–8 doi: 10.1093/ageing/aft008

2012

Kirkevold, M, Moyle, W, Wilkinson, C, Meyer, J, and Hauge, S. (2012). Facing the challenge of adapting to a life 'alone' in old age: The influence of losses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(2), 394 - 403.

McCormack, B., Roberts, T., Meyer, J., Morgan, D., & Boscart, V. (2012). Appreciating the 'person' in long-term care.. Int J Older People Nurs, 7(4), 284-294.

Nicholson, C., Meyer, J., Flatley, M., Holman, C. & Lowton, K. (2012). Living on the margin: Understanding the experience of living and dying with frailty in old age. Social Science and Medicine. 75(8):1426-32.

Sanders, C., Rogers, A., Bowen, R., Bower, P., Hirani, S., Cartwright, M. Newman S.P (2012). Exploring barriers to participation and adoption of telehealth and telecare within the Whole System Demonstrator trial: a qualitative study. Bmc Health Services Research, 12. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-220

2011

Bower, P., Cartwright, M., Hirani, S. P., Barlow, J., Hendy, J., Knapp, M. Newman, S. (2011). A comprehensive evaluation of the impact of telemonitoring in patients with long-term conditions and social care needs: protocol for the whole systems demonstrator cluster randomised trial. Bmc Health Services Research, 11. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-11-184

Cruice, M., Worrall, L., & Hickson, L. (2011). Reporting on psychological well-being of older adults with chronic aphasia in the context of unaffected peers. Disability & Rehabilitation, 33(3), 219-228. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2010.503835. PMID: 20629580.

Kilbride, C., Perry, L., Flatley, M., Turner, E., & Meyer, J. (2011). Developing theory and practice: Creation of a Community of Practice through Action Research produced excellence in stroke care. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25(2), 91-97.

2010

Bridges, J., Flatley, M., & Meyer, J. (2010). Older people's and relatives' experiences in acute care settings: systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies.. Int J Nurs Stud, 47(1), 89-107.

Cruice, M., Hill, R., Worrall, L. & Hickson, L. (2010). Conceptualising quality of life for older people with aphasia. Aphasiology, 24(3), 327-347. doi: 10.1080/02687030802565849

Cruice, M., Worrall, L., & Hickson, L. (2010). Health-related quality of life in people with aphasia: Implications for fluency disorders quality of life research. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 35, 173-189. doi: 10.1016/j.jfludis.2010.05.008. PMID: 20831966

Meyer J (2010) Promoting dignity, respect and compassionate care, Journal of Research in Nursing, 15(1)69-73

Meyer, J. (2010). Quality of life in care homes for older people: reflections on international result-oriented indicators. Journal of Clinical Nursing,19,117.

Nicholson C, Flatey M, Wilkinson C, Meyer J, Dale P, Wessel L (2010) Everybody matters 3: engaging patients and relatives in decision making to promote dignity., Nursing Times, 106(22)10-2

Nicholson C, Flatley M, Wilkinson C, Meyer J, Dale P, Wessel L (2010) Everybody matters 2: promoting dignity in acute care through effective communication, Nursing Times, 106(21)12-4

Nicholson C, Flatley M, Wilkinson C, Meyer J, Dale P, Wessel L (2010) Everybody matters 1: how getting to know your patients helps to promote dignified care, Nursing Times, 106(20)12-4

Noble H, Meyer J, Bridges J, Kelly D, Johnson B (2010) Examining renal patients' death trajectories without dialysis, End of Life Care 4(2)26-34,

Noble H, Meyer J, Bridges J, Kelly D, Johnson B (2010) Trajectories towards death: how people cope when they are dying, End of Life Care, 4(1)20-25

Roberts S, Fitzpatrick D, Cooper J, Holman C, Reynolds-Smith J (2010) Reflection on life experience as an aid to deeper learning Nursing Older People 22 (10) 33-37

2009

Bridges, J., Flatley, M., & Meyer, J. (2009). Guidance on best practice in acute care. Nurse Older People, 21(10), 18-21.

Cooper J., Levington, A., Abbott, S., & Meyer, J. (2009). Partnerships for skills training in the care home sector. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 10(4), 284-289.Froggatt, K, Davies, S, Meyer, J (2009) Understanding Care Homes: A research and development perspective, London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

2008

Jančová J, Kohlíková E. (2008). Aging and functional and Physiological changes associated to posture and postural stability. Archives of the International Journal of medicine, 1(2), 61-68.

Jančová J, Nováková H, Zahálka F. (2008). Intersession reliability of posturographic measurements and impact of some somatometric characteristics on balance control in aging. Archives of the International Journal of medicine, 1(2), 86-90.

Jančová J, Plívová M, Nováková P. (2008). Massage as a part of healthy living style when ageing? Rehabilitace a fyzikální lékařství, 2, 82-88. [in Czech]

Jančová J. (2008). Geriatric mental and social syndromes [in Czech]. Tel. Vých. Šport, 2008, 18(2), 26-29. [in Czech]

Jančová J. (2008). Measuring the balance control system. Acta Medica Universitatis Carolinae, 51(3), 129-137

Meyer J (2008) National Care Homes Week Special Bulletin: Best practice in care homes - what is the evidence? Caring Business (222)S1-4

Meyer, J, Owen, T (2008) Calling for an international dialogue on quality of life in care homes, International Journal of Older People Nursing, 3(4)291-294

Owen T, Meyer J, Bentley J, Heath H, Goodman C (2008) Better partnership between care homes and the NHS: Findings from My Home Life programme, Journal of Care Services Management, 3(1)96-106

Owen T, Meyer J, Bentley J, Heath H, Goodman C (2008) Better partnership between care homes and the NHS: Findings from My Home Life programme, Journal of Care Services Management, 3(1)96-106

Owen, T. (2008). My home life programme: Creating the bridge between research and practice in care homes. Generations Review, 18(2), April 2008, (online)