This study investigated residents'perspectives of their first 2 weeks in a long-term care facility (LTCF).
Twelve residents were interviewed to determine their experiences during the first 2 weeks, their needs, priorities and expectations, and their views about how relocation from home could be facilitated.
The constant comparative method of qualitative analysis (Glaser & Strauss, 1967) was used..
Qualitative analysis of the audiotaped interviews revealed four main categories : emotional reactions, transition activities, reflecting on their situation, and connecting with a personal philosophy..
Residents'responses indicated that if they had actively participated in the decision to be admitted, the adjustment to the LTCF was easier.
Connecting with a personal philosophy was also a significant factor..
Nursing implications include recognition of the importance of preparing residents for admission, involving them in the decision, and listening to their perspectives throughout the relocation experience.
Mots-clés Pascal : Malade, Homme, Admission hôpital, Adaptation, Perception sociale, Transfert, Besoin, Nursing, Long séjour
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Patient, Human, Hospital admission, Adaptation, Social perception, Transfer, Need, Nursing, Long stay
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0007435
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 21/05/1997.