Using Video-Reflexive Ethnography to Engage Hospital Staff to Improve Dementia Care

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Hung L, Phinney A, Chaudhury H, Rodney P. Using Video-Reflexive Ethnography to Engage Hospital Staff to Improve Dementia Care. Glob Qual Nurs Res. 2018;5:2333393618785095. Published 2018 Jul 11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2333393618785095

Date created: 
2018-07-11
Keywords: 
Dementia
Hospitals
Reflexivity
Teamwork
Video
Abstract: 

In this article, we discuss how video-reflexive ethnography may be useful in engaging staff to improve dementia care in a hospital medical unit. Seven patients with dementia were involved in the production of patient-story videos, and fifty members of staff (nurses, physicians, and allied health practitioners) participated in video-reflexive groups. We identified five substantial themes to describe how video-reflexive groups might contribute to enacting person-centered care for improving dementia care: (a) seeing through patients’ eyes, (b) seeing normal strange and surprised, (c) seeing inside and between, (d) seeing with others inspires actions, and (e) seeing with the team builds a culture of learning. Our findings suggest that video reflexivity is not only useful for staff engagement but also effective in enhancing team capacity to enact person-centered care in the hospital setting.

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English
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