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International Journal of Older People Nursing

Silje Havrevold Henni, Marit Kirkevold, Konstantinos Antypas, Christina Foss
BACKGROUND: Care of older adults in the community is becoming increasingly complex. However, nursing staff often has insufficient knowledge and skills to adequately address the needs of frail older adults. There is therefore a need for nurses with advanced qualifications. To meet this need, advanced geriatric nursing has been introduced in Norway. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the experiences of nurses with their new role as advanced geriatric nurses in care of older adults and to determine what strategies the nurses considered important in the development of their new role...
March 11, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Kristina Ek, Maria Browall, Monika Eriksson, Irene Eriksson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe healthcare providers' experiences, knowledge and attitudes in relation to the assessment of oral health in older adults. BACKGROUND: Oral health is an important element in the care of older adults. An increasing proportion of older people need the help and support of community-based healthcare services, which are responsible for providing oral health assessment for this group. Although oral care is an important part of nursing care, studies show that it is often an overlooked area in the care of older people...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Daniela Schoberer, Doris Eglseer, Ruud J G Halfens, Christa Lohrmann
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: In this study, we describe the development of evidence- and theory-based fall prevention educational material and its evaluation from the users' perspectives. BACKGROUND: To reduce risk factors for falling in nursing homes, nursing staff must enact multifactorial fall prevention intervention programmes. A core component of these programmes is to educate residents and their family members, both verbally and in a written form. However, users can only benefit from educational material if it is based on current scientific evidence, easy to understand and process and customised...
January 25, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Maria Andersson, Bodil Wilde-Larsson, Eva Carlsson, Mona Persenius
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of knowledge about oral care among older people living in short-term care (STC) units and how the quality of oral care provided by nursing staff is perceived by the older people. AIM: To (i) describe person-related conditions among older people in STC, (ii) describe and compare perceptions of the quality of oral care (including perceptions of care received and the subjective importance of such care), within and between older people who have the ability to perform oral self-care and those who are dependent on help with oral care and (iii) examine the relationship between person-related conditions and the quality of oral care...
January 24, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Heather A Cooke
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This article aims to examine RCAs' own experiences of personhood in dementia care settings. BACKGROUND: Conceptually, person-centred care entails fostering the personhood of residents and the residential care aides (RCAs) who provide much of their hands-on care. To date, however, staff personhood has been overlooked in the empirical literature. DESIGN: The study was part of a larger focused ethnographic project exploring how the organisational care environment impedes or facilitates the provision of quality dementia care...
January 24, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Karen Ford, Leigh Tesch, Jacqueline Dawborn, Helen Courtney-Pratt
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of an arts in health programme delivered by a specialised artist within an acute older person's unit. BACKGROUND: Acute hospitals must meet the increasingly complex needs of older people who experience multiple comorbidities, often including cognitive impairment, either directly related to their admission or longer term conditions, including dementia. A focus on physical illness, efficiency and tasks within an acute care environment can all divert attention from the psychosocial well-being of patients...
January 24, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Sarah H Kagan
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March 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Joan Ostaszkiewicz
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe and critically analyse the thinking that led to the concept of an association between incontinence, care dependence and elder abuse. BACKGROUND: Coercive or abusive continence care practices include chastising a person for their incontinence and overriding their attempts to resist continence care. Neglect in continence care is characterised by withholding or delaying responding to requests for help to maintain continence or to manage incontinence, and restricting a person's access to toileting assistance, incontinence aids or hygiene care...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Carina Göransson, Irene Eriksson, Kristina Ziegert, Yvonne Wengström, Ann Langius-Eklöf, Maria Brovall, Annica Kihlgren, Karin Blomberg
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the experiences of using an app among older people with home-based health care and their nurses. BACKGROUND: Few information and communication technology innovations have been developed and tested for older people with chronic conditions living at home with home-based health care support. Innovative ways to support older people's health and self-care are needed. DESIGN: Explorative qualitative design. METHODS: For 3 months to report health concerns, older people receiving home-based health care used an interactive app, which included direct access to self-care advice, graphs and a risk assessment model that sends alerts to nurses for rapid management...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Emma Pascale Blakey, Siobhan O'Connor
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December 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
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December 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Melissa Willoughby, Joseph Elias Ibrahim, Noha Ferrah, Lyndal Bugeja
AIM: To examine whether residential respite care increases the risk of harm to older people and suggest directions for future research and policy. BACKGROUND: Respite care is a vital part of the aged care system that supports dependent older people and their caregivers to continue residing in the community. There is little research determining whether an older person experiences harm from residential respite. METHODS: This commentary considered conceptual research and existing empirical evidence to determine whether the risk of death was greater during residential respite care for older people...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Jane Chung, Jin Young Seo, Jongwon Lee
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore multilevel factors affecting older Korean immigrants' health-seeking behaviours. BACKGROUND: Although studies have documented significant issues related to healthcare access and utilisation issues among older immigrants, a noted limitation of current research is its failure to explore multiple factors related to their health-seeking behaviours. DESIGN: A qualitative study using interview data from two previous studies...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Catharina Melander, Stefan Sävenstedt, Britt-Marie Wälivaara, Malin Olsson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore how Martha Nussbaum's approach to human capabilities can apply to dignity in the lives of people with advanced dementia living in nursing homes. BACKGROUND: Challenges experienced when supporting people with advanced dementia who express problematic behaviours include understanding their needs and ensuring a dignified life for them. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were gathered using an ethnographic approach based on participatory observation...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Julie Kathryn Skilbeck, Antony Arthur, Jane Seymour
AIM: To explore how older people with complex health problems experience frailty in their daily lives. BACKGROUND: A better understanding of the personal experience of frailty in the context of fluctuating ill-health has the potential to contribute to the development of personalised approaches to care planning and delivery. DESIGN: An ethnographic study of older people, living at home, receiving support from a community matron service in a large city in the North of England...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Youjeong Kang, George Demiris
BACKGROUND: Pain is common in older adults, but it is often underreported or undertreated partly because many consider pain to be a normal consequence of ageing. Among the plethora of available self-report pain assessment tools, there is no synthetised evidence which tools are indicated for use among cognitively intact older adults. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To understand documented self-report pain assessment tools that have been used among cognitively intact older adults, and to describe their characteristics including overall performance as well as studies demonstrating their use...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Sharon A Kagwa, Anne-Marie Boström, Carla Ickert, Susan E Slaughter
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the experience of HCAs encouraging residents living in residential care to complete the sit-to-stand activity and to identify the strategies HCAs used to integrate the activity into their daily work routines. BACKGROUND: Decreased mobility in advanced ageing is further reduced when entering a residential care facility. Interventions such as the sit-to-stand activity have been shown to have a positive effect on the mobility of older people...
October 3, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Anthony G Tuckett, Ann W Banchoff, Sandra J Winter, Abby C King
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper presents a review of the literature about the built environment as it impacts the health of older people. It then introduces the gerontological nurse and researcher to the Our Voice framework for engaging older people as citizen scientists in order to empower them as agents of change in improving their local built environment and ultimately advancing community health. BACKGROUND: Community-level strategies to promote successful ageing in place are critical both to optimising health outcomes and containing healthcare costs...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Darcy Mize
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning of patient-nurse interaction for older women receiving care in healthcare settings. BACKGROUND: Older women are often overlooked or misunderstood by the nurses caring for them. Some research exists on nurses' perception of their interaction with patients, yet few studies have described the meaning of such interaction from the patients' perspective. METHODS: This was a pilot study using qualitative description as a methodology...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Billy A Caceres, Linda Bub, Maria Isabel Negrete, Liliana Giraldo Rodríguez, Allison P Squires
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe healthcare professionals' perceptions of neglect of older people in Mexico. BACKGROUND: Mistreatment of older people, particularly neglect, has emerged as a significant public health concern worldwide. However, few studies have been conducted to examine neglect of older people in low- and middle-income countries. Most research has focused on estimating the prevalence of neglect in older populations with little emphasis on the perceptions of healthcare professionals and their role in addressing neglect of older people...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
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