Quality Improvement in Caring for Older Persons Living in A Residential Care Facilities (RCF)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149449
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quality Improvement in Caring for Older Persons Living in A Residential Care Facilities (RCF)
Abstract:
Quality Improvement in Caring for Older Persons Living in A Residential Care Facilities (RCF)
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Kleynhans, Hilda, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of the North West
[Scientific Session Presentation] BACKGROUNDThe current worldwide trend of aging populations is having a profound impact on the care of older persons.  Health and social resources are coming under strain. In an effort to avoid a looming crisis in elderly care, the study examines and describes the perceptions, expectations and needs of the older person to ensure the quality of care in residential care facilities.PURPOSEThe purpose of the study was to conceptualize and to describe guidelines for the improvement of the quality of care for the older persons living in RCF.  The guidelines were deductively inferred from the results of the emic perspective. METHODAll residential care facilities in the Southern district of the North West Province, South Africa were included in the study.  A purposive sample according to specific criteria was selected.  Data was collected by means of in-depth interviews with a phenomenological ? interpretive approach.  Data analysis was done by using a combined method of Tesch (Creswell, 1994:145-155), Kvale, (1996:189-237) and Krueger (1998:17). FINDINGSResults show that a mutli-disciplinary approach is needed to care for the older person in all his/her dimensions. More  and beter training for the caregivers are imperative. CONCLUSIONSA paradigm shift is needed to provide quality care for the older person based on their expectations and needs.  The acknowledgement of the rights of the older person is essential, with a shift from passive care of the older person to a person centered approach.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQuality Improvement in Caring for Older Persons Living in A Residential Care Facilities (RCF)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149449-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Quality Improvement in Caring for Older Persons Living in A Residential Care Facilities (RCF)</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kleynhans, Hilda, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of the North West</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hildakleyn@mweb.co.za</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific Session Presentation] BACKGROUNDThe current worldwide trend of aging populations is having a profound impact on the care of older persons.&nbsp; Health and social resources are coming under strain. In an effort to avoid a looming crisis in elderly care, the study examines and describes the perceptions, expectations and needs of the older person to ensure the quality of care in residential care facilities.PURPOSEThe purpose of the study was to conceptualize and to describe guidelines for the improvement of the quality of care for the older persons living in RCF.&nbsp; The guidelines were deductively inferred from the results of the emic perspective. METHODAll residential care facilities in the Southern district of the North West Province, South Africa were included in the study.&nbsp; A purposive sample according to specific criteria was selected. &nbsp;Data was collected by means of in-depth interviews with a phenomenological ? interpretive approach.&nbsp; Data analysis was done by using a combined method of Tesch (Creswell, 1994:145-155), Kvale, (1996:189-237) and Krueger (1998:17). FINDINGSResults show that a mutli-disciplinary approach is needed to care for the older person in all his/her dimensions. More&nbsp; and beter training for the caregivers are imperative. CONCLUSIONSA paradigm shift is needed to provide quality care for the older person based on their expectations and needs.&nbsp; The acknowledgement of the rights of the older person is essential, with a shift from passive care of the older person to a person centered approach.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:02:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:02:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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