The purpose of this study is to listen to and interpret the experiences of independent older women in the community regarding their medication use.
Their experiences were examined regarding medication information, sources of information, types of medication used, relationships with health care professionals and social support systems.
The techniques used for data collection included guided qualitative scmistructured interviews based on the principle of empowerment and notions of ideal and nonhierarchical communication.
The emergent themes show that for these older women general practitioners were important in their medication experiences.
Whilst trusted as carers in the acute care setting, registered nurses did not play a role in the medication experiences of these older women.
Registered nurses are perceived as'traditional carers'associated with medical and acute care settings.
Although medication issues emerged that ideally required attention, the older women in this study generally perceived themselves to be capable of actively managing their health and medication use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Médicament, Soin, Infirmier, Support social, Relation soignant soigné, Evaluation, Personne âgée, Homme, Femme, Australie, Océanie, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Drug, Care, Nurse, Social support, Health staff patient relation, Evaluation, Elderly, Human, Woman, Australia, Oceania, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0051612
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 31/05/1999.