The experience of nursing home life.
This study explored the articulate resident's experience of nursing home living.
Using an ethnographic approach, data was collected through progressive, in-depth, open-ended interviews and participant observation from two 80-bed nursing homes in New South Wales.
Employing purposeful sampling, eight key informants were selected concurrent with data collection and analysis according to the adequacy of information and appropriateness of subjects.
Four major themes emerged from the data : (i) against my will, (ii) living in a public domain, (iii) cultural implications of living with others, and (iv) the impact of nursing home residency.
Findings indicate that whilst some residents find the experience acceptable, for others the experience is both constraining and dehumanising.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etablissement troisième âge, Qualité vie, Autoperception, Aspect culturel, Aspect social, Evaluation, Personne âgée, Homme, Australie, Océanie, Enquête opinion, Entretien, Perception sociale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homes for the aged, Quality of life, Self perception, Cultural aspect, Social aspect, Evaluation, Elderly, Human, Australia, Oceania, Opinion inquiry, Interview, Social perception
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0049811
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 31/05/1999.