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The influence of cultural background in intercultural dementia care: exemplified by Sami patients.
Scand J Caring Sci. 2013 Jun; 27(2):231-7.SJ

Abstract

AIM

To gain knowledge about how the original culture may influence communication and interaction with institutionalised patients with dementia and of what particular cultural aspects may come to the fore, exemplified by Sami patients.

METHOD

Qualitative narrative interviews with 15 interviewees, family members of Sami patients with dementia and nursing staff experienced with dementia care were conducted. Hermeneutic, thematic analysis was used.

FINDINGS

Although the way dementia influence mental functions, language, etc. is universal, behaviours, reactions and responses may be coloured by the patient's background culture. Knowledge of language, cultural codes and the patient's former life are primary keys to understanding. Rhythm of life, spirituality, singing and tangible aspects of traditional culture like clothes and food constitute important aspects of culture-appropriate care.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Lovisenberg Deaconal University College, Oslo, Norway. ingrid.hanssen@ldh.no

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22686451

Citation

Hanssen, Ingird. "The Influence of Cultural Background in Intercultural Dementia Care: Exemplified By Sami Patients." Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, vol. 27, no. 2, 2013, pp. 231-7.
Hanssen I. The influence of cultural background in intercultural dementia care: exemplified by Sami patients. Scand J Caring Sci. 2013;27(2):231-7.
Hanssen, I. (2013). The influence of cultural background in intercultural dementia care: exemplified by Sami patients. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 27(2), 231-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-6712.2012.01021.x
Hanssen I. The Influence of Cultural Background in Intercultural Dementia Care: Exemplified By Sami Patients. Scand J Caring Sci. 2013;27(2):231-7. PubMed PMID: 22686451.
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