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Staff and administration perspectives in a one-year geriatric rehabilitation developmental process

Iwarsson, Susanne LU ; Nygren, C; Isacsson, A and Dehlin, O (1999) In Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 13(4). p.240-246
Abstract
A health care reform for senior citizens took effect in 1992 in Sweden. Shortcomings as regards geriatric rehabilitation were identified and, in 1995, governmental grants were assigned to local developmental projects. The aim of this study was to report the staff and administration perspectives in a geriatric rehabilitation developmental process over a 1-year period. In all, 782 staff and 45 administration respondents took part. The investigation was based on questionnaires and series of interviews. Significant positive changes with respect to collaboration between the authorities involved were demonstrated at the administrative level, while the most positive results at staff level concerned competence development in the group of employees... (More)
A health care reform for senior citizens took effect in 1992 in Sweden. Shortcomings as regards geriatric rehabilitation were identified and, in 1995, governmental grants were assigned to local developmental projects. The aim of this study was to report the staff and administration perspectives in a geriatric rehabilitation developmental process over a 1-year period. In all, 782 staff and 45 administration respondents took part. The investigation was based on questionnaires and series of interviews. Significant positive changes with respect to collaboration between the authorities involved were demonstrated at the administrative level, while the most positive results at staff level concerned competence development in the group of employees without college education. A positive process as regards geriatric rehabilitation has started in the study district, indicating that governmental grants assigned for the stimulation of developmental activities are beneficial. Official goals for geriatric rehabilitation, points of departure for the organization of rehabilitation services and the content of general and specialized rehabilitation programmes are pinpointed as some of the areas deserving further attention. (Less)
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  abstract     = {A health care reform for senior citizens took effect in 1992 in Sweden. Shortcomings as regards geriatric rehabilitation were identified and, in 1995, governmental grants were assigned to local developmental projects. The aim of this study was to report the staff and administration perspectives in a geriatric rehabilitation developmental process over a 1-year period. In all, 782 staff and 45 administration respondents took part. The investigation was based on questionnaires and series of interviews. Significant positive changes with respect to collaboration between the authorities involved were demonstrated at the administrative level, while the most positive results at staff level concerned competence development in the group of employees without college education. A positive process as regards geriatric rehabilitation has started in the study district, indicating that governmental grants assigned for the stimulation of developmental activities are beneficial. Official goals for geriatric rehabilitation, points of departure for the organization of rehabilitation services and the content of general and specialized rehabilitation programmes are pinpointed as some of the areas deserving further attention.},
  author       = {Iwarsson, Susanne and Nygren, C and Isacsson, A and Dehlin, O},
  issn         = {1471-6712},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {240--246},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences},
  title        = {Staff and administration perspectives in a one-year geriatric rehabilitation developmental process},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {1999},
}