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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163827
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
How elderly home care patients describe excellent nursing care
Author(s):
Alster, Kristine; Radwin, Laurel; Dick, Karen
Author Details:
Kristine Alster, University of Massachusetts Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, email: kristine.alster@umb.edu; Laurel Radwin; Karen Dick
Abstract:
Purpose: To identify, describe, and theoretically analyze elderly home care clients' perceptions of excellent nursing care. Aims of Study: To devise and refine an interview guide for data collection; gather data using the interview guide; and identify categories from the data that describe patients' perceptions of the attributes of excellent home health nursing care. Framework and Relationship to Previous Research: Evaluations of nursing care must be based on appropriate definitions of quality. Radwin's (2000) grounded theory study resulted in a middle-range theory of the attributes and outcomes of high quality oncology nursing care from the patient's perspective. This current, ongoing study is designed to determine if the attributes identified by a different population -- elderly home care patients -- are similar to or different from those identified by the oncology patients. Methods: A grounded theory method, whereby data are collected and analyzed concurrently, is being used along with an emergent fit design (Chenitz & Swanson, 1986). Radwin's middle range theory is guiding initial data collection. Informants are purposively selected elderly persons ages 65 and older who have received home health nursing care. A semi-structured interview guide is being used to obtain data about patients' experiences of receiving home nursing care and the perceived quality of that care. Constant comparison and open, axial, and selective coding techniques as outlined by Strauss & Corbin (1998) are being used. Results and Conclusions: Preliminary results of this ongoing study will be presented, including initial categories of elderly home care patients' perceptions of excellent care and relations among the categories. Implications for Nursing Practice and Knowledge Development in Nursing: When defining excellent nursing care, it is important that home care nurses consider patient perspectives. Without knowing what patients regard as excellent nursing, nurses risk developing interventions that are inadequate, inefficient, and ineffective.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHow elderly home care patients describe excellent nursing careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAlster, Kristineen_US
dc.contributor.authorRadwin, Laurelen_US
dc.contributor.authorDick, Karenen_US
dc.author.detailsKristine Alster, University of Massachusetts Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, email: kristine.alster@umb.edu; Laurel Radwin; Karen Dicken_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163827-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To identify, describe, and theoretically analyze elderly home care clients' perceptions of excellent nursing care. Aims of Study: To devise and refine an interview guide for data collection; gather data using the interview guide; and identify categories from the data that describe patients' perceptions of the attributes of excellent home health nursing care. Framework and Relationship to Previous Research: Evaluations of nursing care must be based on appropriate definitions of quality. Radwin's (2000) grounded theory study resulted in a middle-range theory of the attributes and outcomes of high quality oncology nursing care from the patient's perspective. This current, ongoing study is designed to determine if the attributes identified by a different population -- elderly home care patients -- are similar to or different from those identified by the oncology patients. Methods: A grounded theory method, whereby data are collected and analyzed concurrently, is being used along with an emergent fit design (Chenitz & Swanson, 1986). Radwin's middle range theory is guiding initial data collection. Informants are purposively selected elderly persons ages 65 and older who have received home health nursing care. A semi-structured interview guide is being used to obtain data about patients' experiences of receiving home nursing care and the perceived quality of that care. Constant comparison and open, axial, and selective coding techniques as outlined by Strauss & Corbin (1998) are being used. Results and Conclusions: Preliminary results of this ongoing study will be presented, including initial categories of elderly home care patients' perceptions of excellent care and relations among the categories. Implications for Nursing Practice and Knowledge Development in Nursing: When defining excellent nursing care, it is important that home care nurses consider patient perspectives. Without knowing what patients regard as excellent nursing, nurses risk developing interventions that are inadequate, inefficient, and ineffective.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:14:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:14:32Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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