Publisert 19. Januar 2023, 15:10
Sist oppdatert 20. Januar 2023, 12:57
The global shift in health care services towards community care during the past few decades has led to a long-term care context that nowadays has become the main place of care for older care recipients. Focusing on curing diseases might not always be the most optimal strategy in the care of older people, and in a long-term care context, it is likely to be more beneficial if the care focuses on how to support older people’s functional ability and meet their basic care needs. Despite this, international evidence reflects that the delivery of basic nursing care appears to be highly inconsistent and, at times, absent altogether, resulting in unsafe and automated patient experiences originating from neglect.
The overall aim of the research project is to develop and test a nursing intervention (as a systematic model care, care pathway or clinical practice guidelines) aiming at structuring and systematise nurses care activities targeting older peoples basic care needs. The project departs from the MRC Framework and will include IV studies: a scoping review (study I), an observation study (study II), an interview study (study III) and a feasibility study (study IV). The project has the possibility to improve quality of basic nursing care perceived by older people or their significant others in long-term care contexts.
External: Anne Josse Eklund
External: Karin Sandberg (Karlstad University)