Objective: A recent project to develop Health and Social Care Plannings in Collaboration (HSCPC) resulted in a new model for care plannings in older persons’ homes. After having used the model for about six months, the management and participating professionals asked researchers for support to evaluate the model. In particular they wanted to know how the older persons experienced the HSCPC and how the model could be improved.
Methodology: We used a Participatory Action Research approach and invited older persons, their relatives and professionals who had participated in HSCPC. The older persons and their relatives were interviewed individually two weeks after the HSCPC and the profes- sionals from the same care planning took part in focus groups. The professionals and the management were also invited to participate in feedback sessions.
Results: Older persons, relatives and professionals expressed an overall positive attitude to HSCPC. In particular they appreciated that the meeting was held in the older persons’ homes and that the older persons were able to express their own experiences and wishes. Preparation of the meeting, communications skills during the meeting and follow up’s were areas that should be improved. During the feed- back sessions, professionals and management came up with ideas of how to handle improvement needs.
Conclusion: The initial development project became an established part of everyday practice characterized by an endeavor to make continuous improvements. Thus, it could be viewed as a triple-helix project.
|Published - 2014
|Nordic Conference in Nursing Research -
Duration: 1980-Jan-01 → …
|Nordic Conference in Nursing Research
|80-01-01 → …
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