Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

Spring 4-7-2017

Conference Name

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Conference Location

Minneapolis, MN

Peer Review

Yes

Abstract

Although a shift in culture is occurring in many nursing homes, things that matter from residents' perspectives need investigation. The purpose of this study was to describe things that matter to residents while living in nursing homes. The shift from a quantitative to qualitative method expounded on concepts of empathy, consistency, and reliability from perspectives of residents who lived in the long-term care section of nursing homes. An iterative process using conventional content analysis revealed findings of residents' positive and negative experiences that provided ideas for expanding on current person-centered care strategies used in nursing homes.

Keywords

Qualitative Research, Nursing Homes, Person-centered care, Residents, Relationship Theory

Disciplines

Geriatric Nursing | Nursing

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