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Moving home : exploring older peoples' experiences of hospital discharge

Whitfield, Clare Frances


Clare Frances Whitfield


Julie Seymour


The overall aim of this research project is to investigate the impact of government policy, professional practice and social attitudes on the experiences of the older person leaving acute hospital care and returning to their own home. The project aims are summarised as below:

*To develop an understanding of individuals' experiences within discharge preparation and planned support while they are preparing for home, getting home and being home.

*To explore older people's experiences of co-production in the definition of needs and planning support to meet these needs.

*To investigate the 'appropriateness' of the discharge package (plan or pathway) as seen by the individual once home.

*To develop a model that allows a structured comparison between individual experiences and policy aims.


Whitfield, C. F. (2009). Moving home : exploring older peoples' experiences of hospital discharge. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date Aug 17, 2012
Publicly Available Date Feb 22, 2023
Keywords Social sciences
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Additional Information Department of Social Sciences, The University of Hull
Award Date Apr 1, 2009


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Copyright Statement
© 2009 Whitfield, Clare Frances. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.

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