ESR13

Care programmes and ICT support in different countries

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Czech RepublicCharles University Czech Republic
Early Stage Researcher (ESR13)

Kate Shiells

Kate Shiells

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Supervisor(s)

 

Prof. Iva Holmerova

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Prof. Olga Stepankova

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I have over ten years of experience working with people with dementia, most recently for the Alzheimer’s Society,  and I am now looking forward to working as an Early Stage Researcher within the INDUCT team.

I graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Modern Languages (2011) and an MSc in Public Policy (2014). During this time, I also completed the Policy Traineeship Programme at the European Commission.

I am interested specifically in research which will lead to an improvement in the provision of care for people with dementia, as well as equity of provision across Europe.

Start date September 2016
Duration 36 months

Objectives

The objective of this ESR will be to systematically collate and review the most widely used care applications and provide a detailed analysis of their value in practice by studying contrasting applications in nursing home settings in four EU countries. Across Europe there is a great variety in the different software applications used to help manage care for persons with dementia in long-term care settings such as nursing homes in terms of: quality, content, user-friendliness, data safety, needs assessment and usability for management of care.

Expected Results

To explore care software programmes in different dementia care settings. Analyse enabling factors and hurdles in their use. Find most important principles and indicators for development of optimal care software.

Planned secondment(s)

Two of 3 months. With VUB in the first year to study care management systems. With IDES in the second year to better understand how care organisations work in practice.

Dissemination

Publications

Shiells K., Holmerová I., Štěpánková O. (2017) Usability of Electronic Patient Records for Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing Homes. In: Lhotska L., Sukupova L., Lacković I., Ibbott G. (eds) World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 68/1. Springer, Singapore. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-9035-6_72

Steffl, M., Sima, J., Shiells, K., and Holmerova, I. (2017)The increase in health care costs associated with muscle weakness in older people without long-term illnesses in the Czech Republic: results from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Clinical Interventions in Aging, 12, 2003-2007

Steffl, M., Bohannon, R.W., Sontakova, L., Tufano, J.J., Shiells, K., and Holmerova, I. (2017) Relationship between sarcopenia and physical activity in older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 12, 835-845

Shiells K., Holmerova I., Steffl M., Stepankova, O. (2018) Electronic patient records as a tool to facilitate care provision in nursing homes: an integrative review. Informatics for Health and Social Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/17538157.2018.1496091

Conferences

Shiells, K (2016, September) – Dementia Care in the UK. Panel discussion in British inspiration for living with dementia (Britské inspirace pro život s demencí) at the Czech Alzheimer’s Society Conference, Prague, CZ – http://www.dementiainduct.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Pražské-gerontologické-dny-program-2016.pdf

Shiells, K. (2017, October)- Electronic documentation as a tool to facilitate provision of care for people with dementia in nursing homes: An integrative review. Alzheimer Europe Conference, Berlin, Germany-https://www.alzheimer-europe.org/Conferences/Previous-conferences/2017-Berlin/Detailed-programme-and-abstracts

Shiells, K. (2018, June)- Usability of electronic patient records for assessment and care planning in nursing homes. World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Prague, CZ-https://guarant.topinfo.cz/iupesm2018/en/e-posters

Shiells, K. (2018, July)- Usability of electronic patient records for assessment and care planning for people with dementia in nursing homes: Protocol and preliminary results. Alzheimer’s Disease International, Chicago, USA- https://www.adi2018.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ADI2018Abstracts.pdf

Shiells, K. (2018, September)- Použitelnost elektronických záznamů (EPR) pro plánování péče o lidi s demencí v pečovatelských domech: Komparativní případová studie. Czech Alzheimer’s Society Conference, Prague, CZ- http://www.alzheimer.cz/vzdelavani-cals/prazske-gerontologicke-dny/pgd-2018/program/ 

News

Alzheimer Europe newsletter September 2016 – 22-23 September: Prague Gerontology Conference “Living with Dementia- New Perspectives” takes place – http://www.alzheimer-europe.org/Publications/Newsletters/2016 – page 10

Alzheimer Europe newsletter January 2017 – INDUCT project hosts first ever Winter School in Maastricht – http://alzheimereurope.newsweaver.com/designtest/27yqdljckj6 – page 3

INDUCT newsletter Winter 2017 – Alzheimer Europe Conference 2016, Copenhagem – http://www.dementiainduct.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/INDUCT-newsletter-Fall-Winter-2016_final.pdf – page 4

Alzheimer Europe newsletter October 2017- 14-15 September: The Czech Alzheimer’s Society organises the annual “Prague Days of Gerontology” conference- file:///C:/Users/U%C5%BEivatel/Downloads/2017-10%20Alzheimer%20Europe%20Newsletter%20(6).pdf

Alzheimer Europe newsletter January 2018- INDUCT researcher Kate Shiells writes about “How the experiences of people with dementia have shaped our research”- file:///C:/Users/U%C5%BEivatel/Downloads/2018-01%20Alzheimer%20Europe%20Newsletter%20(1).pdf

INDUCT newsletter Spring 2018- The mid-term review and the third INDUCT school, Witten, Germany- https://www.dementiainduct.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/INDUCT-newsletter-Spring-2018.pdf