Attendant Carer in Hospitals Project

BAIL_ICON_ENGAGE_REHABILITATION

Overview

People with the lived experience of SCI have identified that health professionals in public hospitals lacked necessary knowledge and skills related to SCI. A number of ACC clients with highly individualised complex needs have requested their attendant carers provide their highly specialised and individualised services if they are in a public hospital to avoid potential SCI related complications.

The aim of this pilot project is to evaluate the experiences and outcomes of ACC clients with highly individualised complex needs having their attendant carers/support workers provide their highly specialised and individualised services while they are in a public hospital.

Method

One-to-one/face-to-face in-depth interview in person or via telephone/ Zoom will be used to evaluate clients’ experience of having an attendant carer available to provide selected supports whilst they were in public hospital.

Status of Research

Recruitment: started July 2017.

Data collection: underway 13 interviews completed

Outputs

Key Contact

Dr Jo Nunnerley,
Burwood Academy of Independent Living,
Phone:  +64 3 383 6871
Mobile:  +64 21 1872651
Email: jo.nunnerley@burwood.org.nz

Researchers and Collaborators

Christine Howard-Brown,
Accident Compensation Corporation.

Dr Johnny Bourke,
Burwood Academy of Independent Living
Phone:  +64 3 383 6871
Mobile:  +64 21 1125596
Email: johnny.bourke@burwood.org.nz

Dr Rachelle Martin,
Burwood Academy of Independent Living
Phone:  +64 3 383 6871
Mobile:  +64 21 2233362
Email: rachelle.martin@burwood.org.nz

Lived Experience Research Assistants

Burwood Aademy Consultation (BAC) advisor:
Ian Simpson