Building a Bridge to Improve Self-Care Independence Among Long-Term Care Facilities Residents: From the Staff Caregiver Perspective

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335634
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building a Bridge to Improve Self-Care Independence Among Long-Term Care Facilities Residents: From the Staff Caregiver Perspective
Author(s):
Chang, Su-Hsien; Yu, Ching-Len
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Su-Hsien Chang, PhD, RN, MSN, suhsian@yahoo.com; Ching-Len Yu, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: Background: Staff caregivers in long-term care facilities constitute an important factor affecting residents' behavioral dependency in self-care performance. Few studies have focused on what staff caregivers should do or how they should go about improving the self-care independence among residents living in long-term care facilities. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand the perspectives of staff caregivers on how to build a bridge aimed at improving self-care independence among residents living in long-term care facilities. Methods: This study used a qualitative approach to gain a deeper understanding of how staff caregivers do to build a bridge aimed at improving self-care independence among residents living in long-term care facilities. This study used a purposive sampling method. Date was collected via face to face interviews with 31 staff caregivers who were working in long-term care facilities in Taiwan. Results: Results showed that to build a bridge aimed at improving self-care independence among residents living in long-term care facilities, staff caregivers indicated three major elements: (1) setting goals with residents, families and staff caregivers, (2) building trust between families of residents and staff caregivers, and (3) staff caregivers should report residents' conditions to family members voluntarily. Results also showed that three major factors which are crucial to building a bridge between families of residents and staff caregivers: (1) prior discussion, (2) building trust, and (3) reporting conditions of residents voluntarily. Conclusion/Clinical Implication:' Results of this study provide important information for academia, long-term care facility's administrators and caregivers on how staff and family caregivers should work together to reach a mutual goal, which is to improve residents' self-care ability.
Keywords:
elders; staff caregivers; self-care
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
11 ; 11
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleBuilding a Bridge to Improve Self-Care Independence Among Long-Term Care Facilities Residents: From the Staff Caregiver Perspectiveen
dc.contributor.authorChang, Su-Hsienen
dc.contributor.authorYu, Ching-Lenen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsSu-Hsien Chang, PhD, RN, MSN, suhsian@yahoo.com; Ching-Len Yu, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335634-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: Background: Staff caregivers in long-term care facilities constitute an important factor affecting residents' behavioral dependency in self-care performance. Few studies have focused on what staff caregivers should do or how they should go about improving the self-care independence among residents living in long-term care facilities. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand the perspectives of staff caregivers on how to build a bridge aimed at improving self-care independence among residents living in long-term care facilities. Methods: This study used a qualitative approach to gain a deeper understanding of how staff caregivers do to build a bridge aimed at improving self-care independence among residents living in long-term care facilities. This study used a purposive sampling method. Date was collected via face to face interviews with 31 staff caregivers who were working in long-term care facilities in Taiwan. Results: Results showed that to build a bridge aimed at improving self-care independence among residents living in long-term care facilities, staff caregivers indicated three major elements: (1) setting goals with residents, families and staff caregivers, (2) building trust between families of residents and staff caregivers, and (3) staff caregivers should report residents' conditions to family members voluntarily. Results also showed that three major factors which are crucial to building a bridge between families of residents and staff caregivers: (1) prior discussion, (2) building trust, and (3) reporting conditions of residents voluntarily. Conclusion/Clinical Implication:' Results of this study provide important information for academia, long-term care facility's administrators and caregivers on how staff and family caregivers should work together to reach a mutual goal, which is to improve residents' self-care ability.en
dc.subjecteldersen
dc.subjectstaff caregiversen
dc.subjectself-careen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:56:17Z-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:56:17Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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