Delirium report

Staff, patients and families experiences of giving and receiving care during an episode of delirium in an acute hospital care setting

This report provides details of a project to explore staff, patients’ and families’ experience of episodes of delirium in an acute hospital setting.

We have been working with the Scottish Delirium Association and others to design, develop and test a delirium bundle to support staff with the early identification and management of delirium in caring for older people in the acute care setting.

As part of this development, the team was keen to explore what it felt like to both give and receive care during an episode of delirium to:

  • enhance our learning about caring for patients and family during an episode of delirium
  • help us to improve communication, and
  • contribute to the development of a guidance document for the delirium bundle.

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