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Family members' expectations regarding nurses' competence in care homes: a qualitative interview study.
Scand J Caring Sci. 2018 Sep; 32(3):1018-1026.SJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Structural and cultural changes in the care of older people have influenced nursing practice, creating a need to identify current competency requirements for nurses working in care homes. Family members have an important role in ensuring the well-being of older people living in care homes, and family members' can provide valuable information about competence requirements.

AIM

To explore the expectations of the care home residents' family members regarding the competence of nurses in care homes for older people.

METHODS

A qualitative descriptive design was used. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 care home residents' family members between March and September 2016. Participants were recruited with help from regional associations and member associations of The Central Association of Carers in Finland and from regional associations of The Alzheimer's Society of Finland. The snowball technique was also used. The data were analysed using inductive content analysis.

ETHICS

Ethics committee approval was obtained from the university committee on research ethics, and written informed consent was obtained from participants.

FINDINGS

The care home residents' family members expected that nurses would be able to interact with and treat people respectfully. Reflective collaboration between the nurse and a family member was also emphasised. Family members expected nurses to provide high-quality basic care and nursing and support residents' well-being individually and holistically.

CONCLUSIONS

Family members' expectations reflect the need for ethical and interactional competence in the care home. In addition, evidence-based practice competencies are required to provide high-quality care. Nurses' ability to provide person-centred, individual and holistic care is vital to ensure care home residents' well-being.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Nursing Science, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.Department of Nursing Science, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.Department of Nursing Science, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.Department of Nursing Science, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29168196

Citation

Kiljunen, Outi, et al. "Family Members' Expectations Regarding Nurses' Competence in Care Homes: a Qualitative Interview Study." Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, vol. 32, no. 3, 2018, pp. 1018-1026.
Kiljunen O, Kankkunen P, Partanen P, et al. Family members' expectations regarding nurses' competence in care homes: a qualitative interview study. Scand J Caring Sci. 2018;32(3):1018-1026.
Kiljunen, O., Kankkunen, P., Partanen, P., & Välimäki, T. (2018). Family members' expectations regarding nurses' competence in care homes: a qualitative interview study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 32(3), 1018-1026. https://doi.org/10.1111/scs.12544
Kiljunen O, et al. Family Members' Expectations Regarding Nurses' Competence in Care Homes: a Qualitative Interview Study. Scand J Caring Sci. 2018;32(3):1018-1026. PubMed PMID: 29168196.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Family members' expectations regarding nurses' competence in care homes: a qualitative interview study. AU - Kiljunen,Outi, AU - Kankkunen,Päivi, AU - Partanen,Pirjo, AU - Välimäki,Tarja, Y1 - 2017/11/22/ PY - 2017/09/28/received PY - 2017/10/30/accepted PY - 2017/11/24/pubmed PY - 2019/2/5/medline PY - 2017/11/24/entrez KW - care home KW - competence KW - family member KW - nurses KW - nursing KW - older people SP - 1018 EP - 1026 JF - Scandinavian journal of caring sciences JO - Scand J Caring Sci VL - 32 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Structural and cultural changes in the care of older people have influenced nursing practice, creating a need to identify current competency requirements for nurses working in care homes. Family members have an important role in ensuring the well-being of older people living in care homes, and family members' can provide valuable information about competence requirements. AIM: To explore the expectations of the care home residents' family members regarding the competence of nurses in care homes for older people. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive design was used. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 care home residents' family members between March and September 2016. Participants were recruited with help from regional associations and member associations of The Central Association of Carers in Finland and from regional associations of The Alzheimer's Society of Finland. The snowball technique was also used. The data were analysed using inductive content analysis. ETHICS: Ethics committee approval was obtained from the university committee on research ethics, and written informed consent was obtained from participants. FINDINGS: The care home residents' family members expected that nurses would be able to interact with and treat people respectfully. Reflective collaboration between the nurse and a family member was also emphasised. Family members expected nurses to provide high-quality basic care and nursing and support residents' well-being individually and holistically. CONCLUSIONS: Family members' expectations reflect the need for ethical and interactional competence in the care home. In addition, evidence-based practice competencies are required to provide high-quality care. Nurses' ability to provide person-centred, individual and holistic care is vital to ensure care home residents' well-being. SN - 1471-6712 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29168196/Family_members'_expectations_regarding_nurses'_competence_in_care_homes:_a_qualitative_interview_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/scs.12544 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -