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Being a Nursing Home Resident: A Challenge to One's Identity.

Riedl M, Mantovan F, Them C - Nurs Res Pract (2013)

Bottom Line: The participants of this study resist against having decisions taken away from them and fight for their independence and identity.The study participants draw enough strength from their faith in order to fight for their independence.They develop a new identity close to their previous identity by maintaining autonomy and mobility with a clear focus on the future.

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Affiliation: Institute of Nursing Science, The Private University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT), 6060 Hall in Tirol, Austria.

ABSTRACT
Going into a nursing home can turn out to be a critical life experience if elderly people are afraid of losing their independence and identity after having moved into a nursing home. In order to find out what nursing home residents need in their first year after having moved into a nursing home to maintain their identity and self-determination, 20 problem-orientated interviews with residents of three nursing homes in the Austrian province of Salzburg were conducted and analysed based on content analysis according to Mayring. The participants of this study resist against having decisions taken away from them and fight for their independence and identity. In order to be able to cope with these strains, they need the help of family members, professionals, and identity-forming conversations in new social networks in the nursing home. The study participants draw enough strength from their faith in order to fight for their independence. They develop a new identity close to their previous identity by maintaining autonomy and mobility with a clear focus on the future.

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Entry into a nursing home and future identity (own drawing).
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fig4: Entry into a nursing home and future identity (own drawing).

Mentions: Figure 4 is an attempt to represent the path to a changed identity as a nursing home resident. The identity of the elderly is based on their entire previous life. Moving into a nursing home destabilizes the identity that had been lived up to that point in time. The first challenge which the affected people face is coping with the psychophysical and social changes [3].


Being a Nursing Home Resident: A Challenge to One's Identity.

Riedl M, Mantovan F, Them C - Nurs Res Pract (2013)

Entry into a nursing home and future identity (own drawing).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig4: Entry into a nursing home and future identity (own drawing).
Mentions: Figure 4 is an attempt to represent the path to a changed identity as a nursing home resident. The identity of the elderly is based on their entire previous life. Moving into a nursing home destabilizes the identity that had been lived up to that point in time. The first challenge which the affected people face is coping with the psychophysical and social changes [3].

Bottom Line: The participants of this study resist against having decisions taken away from them and fight for their independence and identity.The study participants draw enough strength from their faith in order to fight for their independence.They develop a new identity close to their previous identity by maintaining autonomy and mobility with a clear focus on the future.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Nursing Science, The Private University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT), 6060 Hall in Tirol, Austria.

ABSTRACT
Going into a nursing home can turn out to be a critical life experience if elderly people are afraid of losing their independence and identity after having moved into a nursing home. In order to find out what nursing home residents need in their first year after having moved into a nursing home to maintain their identity and self-determination, 20 problem-orientated interviews with residents of three nursing homes in the Austrian province of Salzburg were conducted and analysed based on content analysis according to Mayring. The participants of this study resist against having decisions taken away from them and fight for their independence and identity. In order to be able to cope with these strains, they need the help of family members, professionals, and identity-forming conversations in new social networks in the nursing home. The study participants draw enough strength from their faith in order to fight for their independence. They develop a new identity close to their previous identity by maintaining autonomy and mobility with a clear focus on the future.

No MeSH data available.