Practitioner Research: Older People (PROP) research report

IRISS is pleased to announce that the final reports of the Practitioner Research: Older People (PROP) project have been published. The project is a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) and IRISS, which was about health and social care for older people.

The reports have been produced by practitioners within partner organisations: NHS Lothian, Scottish Care, West Lothian Council, Glasgow City Council and Alzheimer Scotland, with support from academic researchers at the CRFR and IRISS. It is envisioned that these projects will help support improved outcomes for older people and service improvement.

Five of the research reports have been made available in the Practitioner Research collection on the Learning Exchange. These include:

  •     Carer’s assessment and outcomes focused approaches to working with carers
  •     Analysis and review of staff training regarding care for older people
  •     Perspectives on personal outcomes of early stage support for people with dementia and their carers
  •     Assessment at Home pathway: the experience of service users, carers and staff in South Glasgow during the early stages of implementation (July 2012-January 2013)
  •     Is music the best medicine? Using prescribed music to enhance quality of life for people with dementia and their carer

You can also visit the PROP website for further information.