Nurses perception about older persons experiencing social isolation in residential care setting [thesis]

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/190071
Title:
Nurses perception about older persons experiencing social isolation in residential care setting [thesis]
Other Titles:
A dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of the degree of Masters in Science in Nursing.
Authors:
Olaniyan, Iyabo
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Issue Date:
15-Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/190071
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
The nurse’s experiences of social isolation among their residents at the study site were explored through a descriptive qualitative research approach. A search of literature conducted indicated a dearth of published work on this topic, especially in Irish context. A focus group meeting attended by four of the nurses produced information that was further explored during the subsequence six semi-structured interviews which were audio-taped and later transcribed verbatim. Colazizzi (1978) framework of data analysis was used to arrive at the three main findings of the study which are;  Social isolation; a deterrent to quality of life among the older persons  Social intervention; a cost effective non-pharmacological therapy  Educational needs of the nurses working with the older persons The study findings confirm the existence of social isolation at the study site. The possible causes, clinical features as well as interventions were highlighted. Nurses have significant role in the identification, management and prevention of social isolation. Yes, nurses have constraints in their performance of social intervention programmes. The need for retraining of the nurses will enhance performance of a nursing role capable of facilitating healthy ageing process.
Keywords:
RESEARCH; NURSING; RESIDENTIAL CARE; OLDER PEOPLE; SOCIAL FACTOR
Local subject classification:
ISOLATION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOlaniyan, Iyaboen
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-21T08:53:52Zen
dc.date.available2011-11-21T08:53:52Zen
dc.date.issued2011-06-15en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/190071en
dc.descriptionThe nurse’s experiences of social isolation among their residents at the study site were explored through a descriptive qualitative research approach. A search of literature conducted indicated a dearth of published work on this topic, especially in Irish context. A focus group meeting attended by four of the nurses produced information that was further explored during the subsequence six semi-structured interviews which were audio-taped and later transcribed verbatim. Colazizzi (1978) framework of data analysis was used to arrive at the three main findings of the study which are;  Social isolation; a deterrent to quality of life among the older persons  Social intervention; a cost effective non-pharmacological therapy  Educational needs of the nurses working with the older persons The study findings confirm the existence of social isolation at the study site. The possible causes, clinical features as well as interventions were highlighted. Nurses have significant role in the identification, management and prevention of social isolation. Yes, nurses have constraints in their performance of social intervention programmes. The need for retraining of the nurses will enhance performance of a nursing role capable of facilitating healthy ageing process.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFaculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Irelanden
dc.subjectRESEARCHen
dc.subjectNURSINGen
dc.subjectRESIDENTIAL CAREen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectSOCIAL FACTORen
dc.subject.otherISOLATIONen
dc.titleNurses perception about older persons experiencing social isolation in residential care setting [thesis]en
dc.title.alternativeA dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of the degree of Masters in Science in Nursing.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
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