Staff-family cooperation in caring for elders in nursing homes is recommended but poorly understood.
Family involvement and staff-family interactions in nursing homes with differing family orientations were investigated.
Friedemann's (1995) system-based family theory guided the study.
Of all 208 licensed nursing homes in southern Michigan, 143 completed a survey about their family-oriented practices.
Family orientation was ranked accordingly.
Twenty-four nursing homes were randomly selected to conduct semistructured telephone interviews with 177 family members.
Data were analyzed by thematic interpretation.
Findings showed a wide range of involvement patterns that promoted family connectedness, maintenance of control, growth, and learning.
Families desired various types of staff cooperation and were given such opportunities in homes with high family orientation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Long séjour, Vieillard, Homme, Aidant, Milieu familial, Relation soignant famille, Soin, Interaction sociale, Michigan, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Participation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Long stay, Elderly, Human, Caregiver, Family environment, Health staff family relation, Care, Social interaction, Michigan, United States, North America, America, Participation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0044426
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 14/05/1998.