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Developing criteria for elderly nursing homes: the case of Lebanon

Show simple item record Nasser, Ramzi Doumit, Jacqueline 2019-02-04T07:32:40Z 2019-02-04T07:32:40Z 2011
dc.identifier.citation Nasser, R., & Doumit, J. (2011) "Developing criteria for elderly nursing homes: the case of Lebanon", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 24(3), 211-222, en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this study is to establish a set of measurable criteria for elderly nursing homes (ENHs) in Lebanon. Donabedian's model known by structure/process/outcome was used as the driving conceptual framework for the study. Design/methodology/approach – The study reports on a panel discussion where administrators, caregivers and specialists, separately established and exchanged key information on best practice approach. The work was carried out in the summer of 2008, using the consensus panel method. A group of expert opinions (Dalkey) made up of elderly home administrators and caregivers, policy makers, and academics discussed specific key issues related to elderly health and quality of life. Findings – A total of 40 criteria were retained along seven main dimensions: types of elderly homes; funding; health services; boarding services; activities; structures; and elderly rights. Research limitations/implications – A major limitation in this study is that elderly were not part of the consensus making process. Thus, including elderly in the process would have substantiated and added validity to the established criteria. Practical implications – The criteria developed in this study can be turned into key performance standards for elderly homes in Lebanon, other Mediterranean and Arab countries. These criteria would greatly benefit elderly homes if validated and used as guidelines for quality care. Originality/value – The study is original in the sense that it seeks to establish measures for criteria, a blueprint, and benchmarks for ENH standards. en_US
dc.description.abstract PDF (14 p.)
dc.description.sponsorship World Health Organization (EM/07/05649) en_US
dc.language.iso English en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
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dc.source International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 24 Issue: 3, pp.211-222, https://
dc.subject.lcsh Awareness
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing home care
dc.subject.lcsh Lebanon
dc.subject.lcsh Older people
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing homes
dc.subject.other Quality of Health Care
dc.title Developing criteria for elderly nursing homes: the case of Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.provenance Lebanon
dc.provenance Qatar

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