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Reflections of older people living in nursing homes
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9623-5813
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
Geriatric and Rehabilitation Unit, Ystad Hospital, Ystad, Sweden.
Homecare, Östhammar Municipality, Alunda, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Older People Nursing, ISSN 1748-3735, E-ISSN 1748-3743, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 33-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim

To explore experiences of ageing in older people living in nursing homes, based on the gerotranscendence theory.

Method

Interviews were held with 14 people aged between 80 and 96 years. The results were analysed using content analysis.

Findings

The findings were divided into three categories: the self, the cosmic dimension, and social and personal relationships. These three categories were underpinned by eight subcategories. Most participants described improved knowledge about themselves, decreased concern about body and appearance, acceptance and appreciation of life, and less regard for social norms. A fewer participants described a greater affinity with past generations, or thought that the borders between past and present had become blurred.

Conclusion

This study provides a better understanding of how people experience old age. It also indicates how healthcare professionals could apply the gerotranscendence theory of ageing as a conversation model to enable care to be adjusted according to older people's wishes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 26, no 1, p. 33-39
Keywords [en]
Ageing, Care homes, Community settings, Gerotranscendence, Nursing homes, Qualitative methods
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Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22922DOI: 10.7748/nop2014.02.26.1.33.e524Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84893954641OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-22922DiVA, id: diva2:746050
Available from: 2014-09-11 Created: 2014-09-11 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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