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Dignity-preserving dementia care: A metasynthesis
Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen. (Praxeologi)
Universitet i Bergen. (Praxeologi)
Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway.
2013 (English)In: Nursing Ethics, ISSN 0969-7330, E-ISSN 1477-0989, Vol. 20, no 8, 861-880 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research indicates the essentiality of dignity as a vital component for quality of life, reconfirming the emphasis on dignity preservation in the international code of nursing ethics. Applying Noblit and Hare's metaethnography, the aim of the study was to develop a theory model by synthesizing 10 qualitative articles from various cultural contexts, exploring nurse and allied healthcare professional perception/practice concerning dignity-preserving dementia care."Advocating the person's autonomy and integrity" which involves "having compassion for the person", "Comfirming the person's worthiness and sense of self" , and "creating a humane and purposeful environment", was identified as a primary foundation for dignity-preserving dementia care. "balancing individual choices among persons no longer able ti make sound decisions, against teh duty of making choices on behalf of the person", which involves "persuasion" and/or "mild restraint", was consideres a crucial aspect in certain comprehensive motive and core value within dignity-preserving dementia care.

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uk: Sage Publications, 2013. Vol. 20, no 8, 861-880 p.
Keyword [en]
Care, dementia, dignity, meta-ethnography, metasynthesis, nursing
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Medical and Health Sciences Humanities
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-217322DOI: 10.1177/0969733013485110OAI: diva2:692838
Available from: 2014-02-02 Created: 2014-02-02 Last updated: 2014-02-04Bibliographically approved

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