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The psychology of inpatient care: Surviving, thriving and leading in institutional settings

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The psychology of inpatient care: Surviving, thriving and leading in institutional settings

15 September 2017

The people who know how to improve care on the wards and care homes are already working there.
A pressing problem affecting all health and care providers is the matter of how institutional care (wards, nursing homes, care homes) sometimes becomes synonymous with poor care, neglect and abuse. Official responses to this state of affairs are usually either to criticise the individuals concerned or to exhort them to greater effort and to show more ‘compassion’.

Taking a more psychological approach we will explore the relevance of several research fields from the wider fields of social psychology especially concerning discrimination and prejudice, occupational psychology, stress, behaviour modification and attachment theory. There is also some very good nursing research that psychologists might be unfamiliar with. The special difficulties of caring for individuals with both severe cognitive impairments and severe health problems will be considered as contributing factors.

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The psychology of inpatient care: Surviving, thriving and leading in institutional settings 15 September 2017 The people who know how to improve care on the wards and care homes are already working there. A pressing problem affecting all health and care providers is the matter of how institutional care (wards, nursing homes, care homes) sometimes becomes synonymous with poor care, neglect and abuse. Official responses to this state of affairs are usually either to criticise the individuals concerned or to exhort them to greater effort and to show more ‘compassion’. Taking a more psychological approach we will explore the relevance of several research fields from the wider fields of social psychology especially concerning discrimination and prejudice, occupational psychology, stress, behaviour modification and attachment theory. There is also some very good nursing research that psychologists might be unfamiliar with. The special difficulties of caring for individuals with both severe cognitive impairments and severe health problems will be considered as contributing factors. As well as trying to understand how such poor care happens (and marvel at how much good care there is) we will spend the latter part of the day exploring how applied psychologists working in health and care settings can not only survive but begin to thrive on the challenges thrown up by working in complex systems. An important part of this will be the consideration of how to best use leadership and influence in these settings

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SKU CONF-LC15SEP17
Conference Date 15 September
Start Date 15 Sep 2017
End Date 15 Sep 2017