Article

What does quality of life mean for frail residents?

Citation

Tester S, Hubbard G, Downs M, MacDonald C & Murphy J (2004) What does quality of life mean for frail residents?. Nursing and Residential Care, 6 (2), pp. 89-92. http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=12052; https://doi.org/10.12968/nrec.2004.6.2.12052

Abstract
First paragraph: This research aimed to contribute to understandings of the meaning of quality of life for frail older people, from the perspectives of these people themselves. We explored ways in which frail residents in care homes may enjoy good quality of life and maintain a positive sense of self in spite of society’s negative attitudes to frailty and later life. We defined frail older people as those with severe physical and/or mental conditions or disabilities.

Keywords
older people; quality of life; frail; Frail elderly Care; Old age assistance; Older people

Journal
Nursing and Residential Care: Volume 6, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date29/02/2004
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1289
PublisherMA Healthcare Limited
Publisher URLhttp://www.internurse.com/…t.html?uid=12052
ISSN1465-9301