Ethical values in caring encounters on a geriatric ward from the next of kin´s perspective: An interview study
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 16, no 1, 20-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to identify and describe the governing ethical values that next of kin experience in interaction with nurses who care for elderly patients at a geriatric clinic. Interviews with fourteen next of kin were conducted and data were analysed by Constant comparative analysis. Four categories were identified: Receiving, showing respect, facilitating participation and showing professionalism. These categories formed the basis of the core category: “Being amenable”, a concept identified in the next of kin’s description of the ethical values that they and the elderly patients perceive in the caring encounter. Being amenable means that the nurses are guided by ethical values; taking into account the elderly patient and the next of kin. Nurses’ focusing on elderly patients’ well-being as a final criterion affects the next of kin and their experience of this fundamental condition for high quality care seems to be fulfilled.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley , 2010. Vol. 16, no 1, 20-26 p.
Ethical values, geriatric wards, grounded theory, nursing ethics, next of kin
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51737DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01805.xISI: 000274177000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-51737DiVA: diva2:277240
On the day of the defence day the status of this article was: Manuscript. This is the author’s version of the following article: Lise-Lotte Jonasson, Per-Erik Liss, Björn Westerlind and Carina Berterö, Ethical values in caring encounters on a geriatric ward from the next of kin´s perspective: An interview study, 2010, International Journal of Nursing Practice, (16), 1, 20-26. which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01805.x Copyright: Blackwell Publishing Ltd http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Brand/id-35.html2009-11-162009-11-162014-01-16Bibliographically approved