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Promoting Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care An Exploratory Study
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Gerontological Nursing, ISSN 0098-9134, Vol. 40, no 4, 46-53 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This study explored how nursing staff promote person-centeredness in long-term care settings. The study used an anthropological free-listing approach to data collection and qualitative content analysis to analyze written self-report descriptions from a convenience sample of Swedish long-term care staff (N = 436). The analyses resulted in four themes that illuminate how nursing staff promote person-centeredness: Promoting Decision Making, Promoting a Meaningful Living, Promoting a Pleasurable Living, and Promoting Personhood. The study contributes to the literature by providing concrete descriptions of how person-centeredness was facilitated by staff in their everyday practice and contributes to move person-centeredness from the philosophical, policy, and conceptual domains toward clinical implementation. The study also suggests that promoting pleasure for residents is a dimension central to person-centeredness and to health-promoting gerontological nursing, and that "small talk" is an emerging nursing phenomenon that deserves more research attention.

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2014. Vol. 40, no 4, 46-53 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-88277DOI: 10.3928/00989134-20131028-03ISI: 000333739200007PubMedID: 24219071OAI: diva2:715528
Available from: 2014-05-05 Created: 2014-04-29 Last updated: 2014-05-05Bibliographically approved

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