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Person-centeredness in elder care: A secondary analysis of data from a study among home-dwelling men and women in the Faroe Islands
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Journal of Advanced Practices in Nursing

ISSN: 2573-0347

Open Access

Person-centeredness in elder care: A secondary analysis of data from a study among home-dwelling men and women in the Faroe Islands


48th World Congress on Advanced Nursing Research

June 14-15, 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

Asa Roin

University of the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Adv Practice Nurs

Abstract :

Aim & Objectives: As individuals in Western societyâ??s age, there is increasing demand for home-based care to help older people stay in their homes for as long as possible. A person-centred approach to care has been recommended in the literature. However, person-centredness as a concept is an often quoted, but ill-defined concept. This qualitative study investigates how older peopleâ??s experiences with home-care reflect a person-centred approach to care. Data derive from an earlier study on ageing among home-dwelling men and women who are aged 67 to 91 and living in the Faroe Islands. Methods: The study is a secondary analysis of data from an earlier qualitative study. Latent thematic analysis was used which meant coding issues of potential interest and collecting these codes into themes. Results: Three themes appeared to combine the initial codes: sense of involvement, sense of meaningfulness and contextual conditions. Overall, the analysis showed that the users were seldom involved in planning or scheduling the care they received. What they were offered did not always make sense to them or correspond to their needs or preferences. Conclusion: Findings from this study point at some possible barriers to successful implementation of person-centredness within elder care. Especially contextual conditions seem to limit the facilitation of person-centred practices.

Biography :

Ása Róin is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Faroe Islands, Department of Health and Nursing Science, Faroe Islands.
Email:[email protected]

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