Strategies for engaging senior citizens and their informal caregivers in health policy development: a scoping review protocol

Opeyemi Kolade, Joshua Porat-Dahlerbruch, Theo van Achterberg, Moriah Ellen

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Care for senior citizens is a global policy issue. There has been limited focus on senior citizen and informal caregiver engagement in policy development. Encouraging senior citizen participation through active engagement in the policymaking process enhances the provision of better services and the creation of responsive policies and is critical to better healthcare. Accordingly, this review aims to map the available evidence to provide an overview of strategies for engaging senior citizens and informal caregivers in health policy development. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A scoping review will be conducted. This study will use the updated methodological guidance for conducting a scoping review developed by the Joanna Briggs Institute. This review aims to answer the question: 'What is known in the literature about strategies for engaging senior citizens and informal caregivers in health policy development?' Titles and abstracts will be screened to determine eligibility for full-text review based on already established eligibility criteria. Data will be extracted from relevant articles. A summary of extracted data will be presented. The results will be interpreted within the Multidimensional Framework for Patient and Family Engagement in Health and Healthcare. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: Ethical review is not required as scoping reviews are a form of secondary data analysis that synthesises data from publicly available sources. Findings from this proposed review will be disseminated in conferences and to the global scientific community through published academic papers in reputable health policy-related journals.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number064505
Pages (from-to)e064505
JournalBMJ Open
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Health policy
  • PUBLIC HEALTH
  • QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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