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Enabling at-homeness for residents living in a nursing home: Reflected experience of nursing home staff.
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences, Palliative Research Centre, PRC. Karolinska institutet.
Karolinska institutet.
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences, Palliative Research Centre, PRC.
Karolinska institutet.
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, E-ISSN 1879-193X, Vol. 43, p. 40-45, article id S0890-4065(17)30226-8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Older people are often living the last period of their lives in institutions such as nursing homes. Knowledge of this period, specifically related to at-homeness which can be described as wellbeing in spite of illness and has been regarded as one of the goals in palliative care, has been very little researched in the context of nursing homes and the experience of nursing home staff. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of nursing home staff of how to enable at-homeness for residents. Qualitative interpretive description methodology guided the design. The data generation was conducted in winter 2014-2015, when seven repetitive reflective group discussions with staff in a nursing home were held. The results show five patterns for how healthcare staff enabled at-homeness for the residents: Striving to know the resident, Showing respect for the resident's integrity, Creating and working in family-like relationships, Helping to find a new ordinariness and Preparing and making plans to ensure continuity. Nursing home staff seem to have collegial knowledge of how to enable at-homeness for the residents in a nursing home. Close relationships with respect for the resident's integrity stand out as enabling at-homeness.

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2017. Vol. 43, p. 40-45, article id S0890-4065(17)30226-8
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At-homeness, End of life, Interpretive description, Nursing home, Nursing home staff, Residents
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-6638DOI: 10.1016/j.jaging.2017.10.001PubMedID: 29173513OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-6638DiVA, id: diva2:1183049
Available from: 2018-02-15 Created: 2018-02-15 Last updated: 2018-02-16Bibliographically approved

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