Older people’s priorities in health and social care research and practice: A public engagement workshop

Dalal Alsaeed, Nathan Davies, Julia Fiona-Maree Gilmartin, Elizabeth Jamieson, Kalpa Kharicha, Ann E M Liljas, Bahija Tolulope Raimi-Abraham, Janine Aldridge, Felicity J Smith, Kate Walters, Mine Orlu Gul

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Abstract

As the world’s population ages, there is an increasing need for research that addresses the priorities of older people. A public engagement workshop focusing on the priorities of older people for research and practice in health and social care was attended by seventy-five people aged 70 years and above in London, United Kingdom (UK). The workshop aimed to identify and prioritise issues important to older people that would benefit from further research and act as a platform to promote sharing of ideas and problems related to these important issues. Key priorities emerged including loneliness and isolation, support and training for professional and family carers, post-surgical care, negative perceptions of older people and inequalities related to public services and healthcare. Participants further suggested older people shouldbeactivelyinvolvedinallstages of the research process.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Number of pages9
JournalResearch Involvement and Engagement
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2016

Keywords

  • Public engagement
  • Older people
  • Age inequality
  • Involvement
  • Research

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