Culture change in care homes: development and facilitation
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Culture change in care homes: development and facilitation

Deidre Wild Senior research fellow (honorary), Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research, Coventry University
Angela Kydd Associate professor, Edinburgh Napier University

This article is the second of a two-part series that explores a programme of culture change in care homes. In this article, the authors describe their independent development and facilitation of a flexible learning programme for care homes, designed to meet a quality improvement request made by a care home company. The two selected care homes' staff conducted a review of their care culture, as a precursor to their creation of a new care philosophy. These activities provided a firm foundation from which the homes could, in theory, become a Remedial Enterprise Active Learning care home. Although the learning programme was not completed due to unavoidable circumstances, the staff's experiences highlight some of the challenges and successes that may be experienced when seeking to improve care homes' learning culture and practice.

Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2016.e790


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This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 06 July 2015

Accepted: 08 March 2016

Published online: 19 September 2016

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