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Exploring person-centeredness: Differens between urban and rural nursing homes for older person's in southern Sweden.

Palmberg, Anna-Maria LU and Larsson, Marina LU (2017) DSKM20 20172
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Abstract
Background: Person-centered care is increasingly regarded as being synonymous with best quality care. However, the concept and its precise meaning is a subject of debate, and reliable and valid measurement tools are few. This study is a part of a larger project named KUPA who´s main aim is to improve palliative care and person centeredness for elders living in nursing homes in two southern counties in Sweden. According to Swedish health care laws the right to health care on equal terms and the quality of the care given should not vary depending on where you live. Older people living in nursing homes are frail with advancing illnesses and a short expectancy of life, which requires staff to have a good knowledge of palliative care.... (More)
Abstract
Background: Person-centered care is increasingly regarded as being synonymous with best quality care. However, the concept and its precise meaning is a subject of debate, and reliable and valid measurement tools are few. This study is a part of a larger project named KUPA who´s main aim is to improve palliative care and person centeredness for elders living in nursing homes in two southern counties in Sweden. According to Swedish health care laws the right to health care on equal terms and the quality of the care given should not vary depending on where you live. Older people living in nursing homes are frail with advancing illnesses and a short expectancy of life, which requires staff to have a good knowledge of palliative care. The goal of person-centered care is to enable the patient’s participation in care and person-centered care approach is introduced ongoing in the Swedish health care as a model of person-centered palliative care.
Aim: The aim of this study is to explore differences in person-centered care in rural and urban nursing homes in two southern counties in Sweden.
Methods: The tool P-CAT, Person Centered Care Assessment Tool (Swedish version) is a questionnaire of a self-report assessment scale that has been found to be valid and reliable in a staff –version. It measures the extent to which long-term aged care staff rate their settings to be person-centered. In this study the tool has been altered to a patient-version applicable for further use. The tool is making it possible to study person-centered care in relation to health outcomes, organizational models, degrees of care needs among residents, and impact of interventions.
Results: There were no significant differences between how the residents perceived person-centered care in urban and rural located nursing homes.
Conclusion: In conclusion respondents rated that home-like environment and the time the staff took to keep meetings with the older persons to plan their care, was important to make the care more person-centered. (Less)
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Palmberg, Anna-Maria LU and Larsson, Marina LU
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DSKM20 20172
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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P-CAT, Person- centered care, palliative care, urban, rural, nursing home
language
English
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8928319
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2018-01-31 11:37:23
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  abstract     = {Abstract
Background: Person-centered care is increasingly regarded as being synonymous with best quality care. However, the concept and its precise meaning is a subject of debate, and reliable and valid measurement tools are few. This study is a part of a larger project named KUPA who´s main aim is to improve palliative care and person centeredness for elders living in nursing homes in two southern counties in Sweden. According to Swedish health care laws the right to health care on equal terms and the quality of the care given should not vary depending on where you live. Older people living in nursing homes are frail with advancing illnesses and a short expectancy of life, which requires staff to have a good knowledge of palliative care. The goal of person-centered care is to enable the patient’s participation in care and person-centered care approach is introduced ongoing in the Swedish health care as a model of person-centered palliative care.
Aim: The aim of this study is to explore differences in person-centered care in rural and urban nursing homes in two southern counties in Sweden. 
Methods: The tool P-CAT, Person Centered Care Assessment Tool (Swedish version) is a questionnaire of a self-report assessment scale that has been found to be valid and reliable in a staff –version. It measures the extent to which long-term aged care staff rate their settings to be person-centered. In this study the tool has been altered to a patient-version applicable for further use. The tool is making it possible to study person-centered care in relation to health outcomes, organizational models, degrees of care needs among residents, and impact of interventions.
Results: There were no significant differences between how the residents perceived person-centered care in urban and rural located nursing homes.
Conclusion: In conclusion respondents rated that home-like environment and the time the staff took to keep meetings with the older persons to plan their care, was important to make the care more person-centered.},
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  keyword      = {P-CAT,Person- centered care,palliative care,urban,rural,nursing home},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Exploring person-centeredness: Differens between urban and rural nursing homes for older person's in southern Sweden.},
  year         = {2017},
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