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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160362
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Rituals and Rules in the Wheat Valley Assisted Living Culture
Abstract:
Rituals and Rules in the Wheat Valley Assisted Living Culture
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Kramer, Kelli, RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas
Title:Predoctoral Student
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4043, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA
Contact Telephone:(913) 588-4535
Co-Authors:Hasan Al Omari, RN, BS, Predoctoral Student; Carla Hronek, RN, MS, Predoctoral Student; and Veronica Rempusheski, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor
Despite the increasing interest in the concept of assisted living (AL) as a home like environment for elders, very little is known about the culture of AL. The purpose of this study was to describe the culture at one AL facility and to capture the knowledge people use to organize and interpret their behavior and the behavior of others. An ethnographic approach was used to elicit and analyze stories and behaviors of residents and staff at the facility. The data collection process included formal and informal interviews with residents, family, and staff, participant observation, and document review. Six cultural categories emerged from the data analysis. Two categories describe the facility rules: formal and informal; two categories describe the facility norms: staff as family and shared values; and two categories describes the facility rituals: private and public. Implications for nursing practice include strategies for development of nurses' roles as culture brokers, elder advocates, change agents, and critical thinkers in the AL environment. Conclusions from this study suggest that nurses are in the key position to translate basic elements of the AL culture to residents, families, and the public. They also need to assist policy-makers in setting standards, rules and regulations for AL. Future research suggestions include exploring, describing and explaining factors that enhance nursesÆ performance in each of the roles.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRituals and Rules in the Wheat Valley Assisted Living Cultureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160362-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Rituals and Rules in the Wheat Valley Assisted Living Culture</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kramer, Kelli, RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kansas</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Predoctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4043, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(913) 588-4535</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kellylyn@ku.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hasan Al Omari, RN, BS, Predoctoral Student; Carla Hronek, RN, MS, Predoctoral Student; and Veronica Rempusheski, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Despite the increasing interest in the concept of assisted living (AL) as a home like environment for elders, very little is known about the culture of AL. The purpose of this study was to describe the culture at one AL facility and to capture the knowledge people use to organize and interpret their behavior and the behavior of others. An ethnographic approach was used to elicit and analyze stories and behaviors of residents and staff at the facility. The data collection process included formal and informal interviews with residents, family, and staff, participant observation, and document review. Six cultural categories emerged from the data analysis. Two categories describe the facility rules: formal and informal; two categories describe the facility norms: staff as family and shared values; and two categories describes the facility rituals: private and public. Implications for nursing practice include strategies for development of nurses' roles as culture brokers, elder advocates, change agents, and critical thinkers in the AL environment. Conclusions from this study suggest that nurses are in the key position to translate basic elements of the AL culture to residents, families, and the public. They also need to assist policy-makers in setting standards, rules and regulations for AL. Future research suggestions include exploring, describing and explaining factors that enhance nurses&AElig; performance in each of the roles.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:52:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:52:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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