IntroductionWin Tadd and the Dignity in Practice team's recent article has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012.
The Dignity in Practice project team's recent paper “Right place - wrong person: dignity in the acute care of older people”, co-authored by Win Tadd, Alex Hillman, Sian Calnan, Michael Calnan, Tony Bayer and Simon Read, has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper of 2012. The Emerald Literati Network each year invites each journal’s Editorial Team to nominate what they believe has been that title’s Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous 12 months. The Dignity team's paper, published in Quality in Ageing and Older Adults was given the highest honour.
The article reports on an ethnographic study exploring the experience of dignity in the acute care of older people in four acute NHS trusts. It explores the prevalent view that acute care is not the right place for older people and the failure to acknowledge that the largest group of users are the very old, the frail and the dependent, which results in environments that are not friendly to older people generally, and are especially hostile to those with cognitive impairments.
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