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Experiences of a PAR Intervention in Care for Older People
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2015 (English)In: Clinical Nursing Research, ISSN 1054-7738, E-ISSN 1552-3799, 1-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Participatory action research (PAR) is an approach for dealing with problematic areas in practice. Follow-up studies in which participants describe their participation in PAR in detail are rare. This follow-up study aimed to describe care providers' (CPs) experiences of having participated in a PAR intervention designed to assist them to constructively deal with troubled conscience. Twenty-nine CPs who participated in a PAR intervention were interviewed 2 to 4 months post-intervention. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. The analysis revealed three main categories: the importance of having a communal and collaborative meeting place, perceived changes in daily life, and "It has been good, but it has not solved all of our problems." Using PAR to deal with troubled conscience might be an important organizational investment for the future that can help prevent ill health among CPs and maintain or improve the quality of care.

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2015. 1-19 p.
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participatory action research (PAR), troubled conscience, care for older people, follow-up study, content analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106828DOI: 10.1177/1054773815592372PubMedID: 26122787OAI: diva2:844877
Available from: 2015-08-10 Created: 2015-08-10 Last updated: 2016-09-16

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