Dr Jackie Bridges
Post-diagnostic care
Professor of Older People’s Care

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Jackie Bridges is Professor of Older People’s Care at the University of Southampton. Reflecting a paramount interest in organisational change and professional work, Jackie’s research draws on the methods and theoretical perspectives of the social sciences. Her research focuses on health care systems and workforce, particularly nursing, examining the organisational conditions in which health workers are able to deliver responsive, high quality care to older people with complex needs. Jackie leads the Ageing and Dementia research group in the School of Health Sciences and is an investigator for NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Wessex, helping to lead the ARC Ageing and Dementia work in Wessex and nationally.

 Current theme Projects:

Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC) in mental health settings: an implementation study

We have developed and piloted a programme called Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC), and this project pilots its use in mental health settings. In CLECC, all registered nurses and health care assistants from …

Material Citizenship Framework project

Moving into a care home is a significant and often life changing transition. Everyday objects can make this easier. Whilst it is widely believed that care homes encourage new residents to bring personal possessions with …

INVOLVing pEople with cognitive impaiRment in decisions about their hospital nursing care (INVOLVER): a pilot study

We want to help nurses look after their patients in hospital. We want to help them find out how each patient likes to do things like getting clean, going to the toilet, eating and drinking. …

Dementia and Incontinence at Home (DINAH)

This 4-year mixed methods study is focused on better understanding the problems faced by people (and their family carers) living at home with dementia and incontinence. The first phase of the study comprised 45 semi-structured …

Investigating Quality of Care for People with Dementia Undergoing Cancer Treatment in Ambulatory Care (IMPACT)

Little information exists concerning the implications of comorbid cancer-dementia for people having cancer treatment, particularly in an ambulatory care setting. However, it is known that people with dementia have poorer cancer outcomes than those without …

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