The best care is like sunshine : accessing older people's experiences of living in care homes through creative writing

BROWN WILSON, Christine, TETLEY, Josie, HEALEY, Joan and WOLTON, River (2011). The best care is like sunshine : accessing older people's experiences of living in care homes through creative writing. Activities, adaptation and aging, 35 (1), 1-20.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01924788.2010.550482
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    Abstract

    This study explored the value of creative writing as an activity in a long-term residential setting. A series of seven workshops were facilitated in a nursing home in the United Kingdom by a professional writer. Eight older women in their 80s and 90s with varying degrees of physical and sensory impairment participated in the workshops. A thematic analysis of the women's work identified five key themes: being confronted by loss, unlocking memories, rediscovering the self, changing and adapting, and giving and receiving care. Their writings provide unique insights as to how older women reflect on their lives and experiences following their move into long-term care.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/01924788.2010.550482
    Page Range: 1-20
    Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
    Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 10:58
    Last Modified: 23 May 2012 10:58
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5133

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