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Framing spaces in places: Creating ''respite spaces'' in dementia care settings.

Harnett, Tove LU (2014) In Dementia 13(3). p.396-411
Abstract
Research on dementia care settings has primarily focused on routine aspects of life, including mealtimes, bathing procedures, etc. However, studies rarely explore how individuals with dementia interact in these settings during the intervals between routines. This study aimed to analyze how residents actively carved out spaces that provided temporary respite from institutional life, termed “framing respite spaces”. Ethnographic data was collected over 5 months in a dementia care setting in Sweden. Frame analysis was employed to investigate residents’ shared understanding of non-task-orientated situations. The results showed that individuals with dementia adjusted to institutional order, but also actively created respite spaces through... (More)
Research on dementia care settings has primarily focused on routine aspects of life, including mealtimes, bathing procedures, etc. However, studies rarely explore how individuals with dementia interact in these settings during the intervals between routines. This study aimed to analyze how residents actively carved out spaces that provided temporary respite from institutional life, termed “framing respite spaces”. Ethnographic data was collected over 5 months in a dementia care setting in Sweden. Frame analysis was employed to investigate residents’ shared understanding of non-task-orientated situations. The results showed that individuals with dementia adjusted to institutional order, but also actively created respite spaces through conversation. Interestingly, individuals with dementia interpreted conversational cues and often acted logically according to a shared definition of the specific situation. These findings showed that looking beyond task-orientated interactions between staff and residents can provide a more detailed picture of everyday life in dementia care settings. (Less)
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Dementia care settings, Ethnography, Dementia, Frame analysis
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Dementia
volume
13
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3
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396 - 411
publisher
Karger
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  • pmid:24339064
  • wos:000343763900008
  • scopus:84899648489
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1741-2684
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10.1177/1471301212474144
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English
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  abstract     = {Research on dementia care settings has primarily focused on routine aspects of life, including mealtimes, bathing procedures, etc. However, studies rarely explore how individuals with dementia interact in these settings during the intervals between routines. This study aimed to analyze how residents actively carved out spaces that provided temporary respite from institutional life, termed “framing respite spaces”. Ethnographic data was collected over 5 months in a dementia care setting in Sweden. Frame analysis was employed to investigate residents’ shared understanding of non-task-orientated situations. The results showed that individuals with dementia adjusted to institutional order, but also actively created respite spaces through conversation. Interestingly, individuals with dementia interpreted conversational cues and often acted logically according to a shared definition of the specific situation. These findings showed that looking beyond task-orientated interactions between staff and residents can provide a more detailed picture of everyday life in dementia care settings.},
  author       = {Harnett, Tove},
  issn         = {1741-2684},
  keyword      = {Dementia care settings,Ethnography,Dementia,Frame analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {396--411},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {Dementia},
  title        = {Framing spaces in places: Creating ''respite spaces'' in dementia care settings.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1471301212474144},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2014},
}