Throughout the history of community health nursing, home visiting has been and remains a central nursing intervention.
Yet little conceptual clarification has dealt with this intuitively very valuable nursing intervention.
Here, the concept of home visiting was investigated through a concept analysis.
The nature of home visiting as it emerged over time was gleaned from historical and current literature.
A working definition, capturing the essence of home visiting and implying new measurement possibilities, was formulated.
Home visiting emerged as a specific nursing intervention, preceded by an antecedent event, unfolding as a process, with phases labeled as « contacting », « going to see », « gaining entry », « seeing », « terminating », and « telling ».
Nurse sub-outcomes, nursing strategies, contextual factors influencing hte process, and potential consequences of home visiting were uncovered.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Soin, A domicile, Organisation santé, Système santé, Etats Unis, Historique, Homme, Santé communautaire, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, Care, At home, Public health organization, Health system, United States, Case history, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0280132
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.